Volume 32 of the Symposia on Quantitative Biology from Cold Spring Harbor maintains the standard of excellence which has become traditional for these symposia. Following an introductory discourse by Sir Macfarlane Burnet, the main body of the text is divided into four sections. The first, consisting of 15 papers, deals with studies on the structure of antibodies. In the following section, formed of eight papers, the evolution and genetics of antibodies are discussed. Twenty papers in the third portion report studies on the synthesis of antibodies. The fourth section, formed of 23 papers, deals with differentiation and other cellular events related to antibody synthesis—and this is followed by a concluding discussion by N. K. Jerne.
It is impossible in a few lines to give a detailed resumé of all the studies reported here and invidious to single out any one. Suffice it to say that between the covers is found