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New England Journal of Medicine Medical Progress Series, The Gamma Globulins.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;114(4):462. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090250160034.
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Brown and Co., Boston 02106, 1967.

Considerable progress has been made in understanding the structure and function of the immunoglobulins. This short review of 148 pages contains 460 references to recent articles! It is a clearly written, authoritative, thorough, succinct review of this complicated field. It is an ideal source of knowledge for medical students, house staff, research fellows, and some physicians. The chapter on the therapeutic uses of γ-globulin is the shortest (16 pages) of the four chapters and it is not as well documented nor as thorough as are the other chapters. The use of γ-globulin in the prophylaxis of viral hepatitis is covered only briefly and no reference is made to the recent use of hyperimmune γ-globulin in the prevention of erythroblastosis fetalis. These are minor deficiencies but of great practical concern to the practitioner who wants to keep up with the latest advances published in the


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