"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 www.wiley.com/benjamini
* 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.