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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Roy Patterson, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is structured into two parts: the first is on basic features of the immune response and the second is on features of the allergic response.
Purpose: This third volume in the Clinical Allergy and Immunologyseries focuses on the basic immune response and the allergic immune response.
Audience: The audience is the medical community in general, particularly those physicians dealing with allergy and clinical immunology.
Features: The 14 chapters cover the important general aspects of the immune response and the specific features of the IgE antibody response. The references are appropriate and current.
Assessment: This is a useful scientific review of the basic science of the immune response and the state-of-the-art knowledge of IgE antibodies, their activities and interactions with other cells of the immune system.