Immunology: A Short Course (Short Course Series)

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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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The 5th edition of Immunology: A Short Course preserves the original mission of this book by presenting cutting edge core information about the field of immunology. It does this by judiciously and rigorously underscoring essential content with coverage of immunology principles and concepts basic to medicine. The writing style is clear and user-friendly and it will appeal to the medical student audience as well as students in other health science programs and the undergraduate science student population.

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"Immunology: A Short Course undertakes to cover all the important areas of contemporary immunological knowledge and simultaneously to provide a historical view of the discoveries that have built the groundwork of modern immunological thought.... Immunology: A Short Course performs this function admirably, taking advantage of the authors' breadth of knowledge and a contemporary molecular and cellular view of immunology.... Immunology: A Short Course complements the broad coverage of immunology as a biological discipline with a full set of clear and attractive illustrations of cellular and molecular details of the immune system. [...Immunology: A Short Course] offers a valuable balance between classic and contemporary, academic and clinical, and will serve many students, and their teachers well." --David H. Margulies, M.D., Ph.D.

The Fourth Edition of Immunology: A Short Course,completely updated on a chapter-by-chapter basis,contains extensive revisions to reflect the many recent advances in our understanding of immunology. This text contains a thorough introduction to immunology and concludes each chapter with review questions. Among the numerous additional features are clinical case scenarios and new, full-color illustrations that have been specially designed for this edition.

Within this edition, particular emphasis is placed on T-and B-cell responses to antigen, antigen processing and presentation, vaccination technology, immunotherapy, and mechanisms responsible for immune disorders. Immunology: A Short Course, Fourth Edition proves itself to be an invaluable tool by offering the most coherent presentation of topics available. Included in this fully revised new edition:
* Two new chapters on cytokines and immune responses to infection
* Updated case scenarios and review questions
* Accompanying Web site with downloadable illustrations and up-to-date CD and cytokine tables
* Full-color interior with all new figures
Immunology: A Short Course, Fourth Edition is the clear choice when searching for a concise and accessible book in modern immunology.

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