Few books are available that are suitable for a course that integrates microbiology and immunology, but this one succeeds in explaining the immune system and its role in host defense very well. Immunology is a rapidly advancing discipline and this third edition is a welcome update. (Doodys reviews)
Professor John Playfair was formerly Chairman of the Department of Immunology at University College London Medical School. Dr Gregory Bancroft is based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.