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IMMUNOLOGY: A Short Course, Third Edition
Eli Benjamini, Geoffrey Sunshine, and Sidney Leskowitz
Now, continuing in the tradition of excellence, the fully updated Third Edition . . .
Praise for previous editions
An excellent introduction to medically relevant immunology...Readers finishing this book will understand papers in the immunologic literature far better. The New England Journal of Medicine
This has been the most readable and understandable text that I have used. Nancy C. Behforouz, Ball State University
Students will find it a great help, especially those who find immunology difficult or boring, and this text is neither. Journal of Clinical Pathology
The best immunology book available; easy to read and understand. John R. Palisano, Emory & Henry College
The right level for medical students. They like it and read it. It's an excellent text. Phyllis D. Kind, The George Washington University Medical School
The field of immunology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, posing significant challenges to medical and graduate students who require a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the field. Immunology: A Short Course, Third Edition from its initial publication in 1988, has established itself as the single most effective text available for a concise yet comprehensive introduction to immunology and immunologic medicine. Following the dictum of less is more, the book's tightly organized, reader-friendly presentation has garnered praise from student and practitioner alike. The superbly focused format efficiently synthesizes the field without overwhelming the reader with excessive data or theoretical discussions.
Less cumbersome and less intimidating than other texts on the subject, Immunology: A Short Course, Third Edition provides the ideal introduction to immunology. The book has an attractive and engaging design, including new and revised illustrations, and it is logically organized for maximum comprehension. The succinct text offers a progressive, coherent presentation of major topics in short, self-contained sections. Important new terms and definitions are highlighted to make it easier for the reader to identify and remember. A fully updated glossary and appendix follows the text.
The Third Edition has been significantly revised and includes new and updated information on: B-cell biology (Chapter 8) . . . T-cell receptor complex and T-cell immunology (Chapter 9) . . . MHC molecules and antigen processing (Chapter 10) . . . T- and B-cell interactions (Chapter 11) . . . Cytokines and superantigens (Chapter 11) . . . Control mechanisms in the immune response (Chapter 12) . . . Xeno-grafting and tissue typing (Chapter 20) . . . Vaccination and vaccine design (Chapter 22)
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