Analysis of serum proteins has become a common diagnostic procedure, and a variety of techniques are now available for qualitative and quantitative measurements. This book is written primarily for the clinician (medical student, house officer, and practicing physician) who wishes to further his understanding of the methods of protein analysis and the relationship of protein abnormalities to the pathogenesis and phenomena of disease. Clinical pathologists and laboratory workers interested in serum proteins will also find this volume quite valuable.
Stephan E. Ritzmann, MD, formerly professor of Medicine and Pathology and director of Experimental Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Jerry C. Daniels, MD, chief of the Section of Clinical Immunology at Galveston have coedited this book, which has contributions from a number of distinguished immunologists and biochemists. The text is divided into two parts; the first deals with methodology and interpretation, and the second, with