Any book by a Nobel Laureate is worth reading. This one by the leading theoretician of modern immunology is a must for anyone who wants to keep pace with the rapid advances of the field. In the decade since Sir Macfarlane published his book, The Clonal Section Theory of Acquired Immunity, he has been a participant at most major symposia of immunologists and has been keenly interested in reviewing the major experimental developments in the field from the viewpoint of his clonal section theory.
Sir Macfarlane, a biologist through and through, conceives his clonal selection theory to be a living thing —changing, growing, and adapting under the forces of new information. In Cellular Immunology, he paints the present portrait of his theory and discusses the vast amount of information generated by experiments designed in large part to test it. He has divided this work into two parts. Book 1, also