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Cell-Mediated Immunity.

Evelyn V. Hess, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(4):611-612. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320100139030.
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This book suffers from the defects of many publications of symposia or special meetings. It details some papers presented at a meeting held in May 1970 on various aspects of cell mediated immunity. This is an extremely fast moving field and although the basic information in the text is correct, much of it, particularly interpretations and understanding of mechanisms, have been altered considerably by information available since May 1970.

The review of Valentine on "The Transformation and Proliferation of Lymphocytes 'in Vitro' " does not give sufficient chemical or biochemical background on the various nonspecific stimulants. There is a good review on "Inhibition of Macrophage Migration" by Lamelin. The review by Wolstencroft, particularly in relation to the "Lymphokines," does not provide the reader with the most up-to-date information. The section by Revillard on the "Clinical Applications of 'in Vitro' Tests" is a useful compilation of data that have been very


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