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Immunology for the Practicing Physician

ISBN/ASIN: 9781461588122,9781461588108 | 1977 | English | pdf | 160/159 pages | 2.71 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: Jon R. Schmidtke Ph.D. (auth.), Jon R. Schmidtke, Ronald M. Ferguson (eds.) | Edition: 1

The field of immunology has grown extensively during the past decadeo The basic concepts and importance of these findings may have clinical application in the management, detection, and ex­ planation of human diseases. Therefore, when a topic was to be chosen for the dedication of the new Metropol itan Medical Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, immunology, and its relation to medi­ cine, was selected. In fact, "applied immunology has had great impact on all aspects of medical practice. This impact has taken several forms: modern immunology has defined areaS of new medical practice (in the immunodeficiency disease, for example); has lent strength to the development of other areaS (such as transplantation and tumor immunology); has provided understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of certain diseases; has provided investigative ap­ proaches in laboratory methods for the study of diseases; and may playa major role in diagnosis of treatment and cancer" (Lancet, April 19, 1976). The purpose of this symposium was to bring to the practicing phy­ sician the current "state of the art" of immunological research in an interesting and comprehensible manner. It waS our hope that practic­ ing physicians would be updated regarding new aspects of basic and clinical concepts of cellular immunology.

Immunology for the Practicing Physician

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