Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System 5th Edition (2015) (PDF) by Abul K. Abbas MBBS

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2015
  • Page Number: 352 pages
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 139,10 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Abul K. Abbas MBBS

Description:

In this updated edition of Basic Immunology, the authors continue to deliver a clear, modern introduction to immunology, making this the obvious choice for today’s busy students. Their experience as teachers, course directors, and lecturers helps them to distill the core information required to understand this complex field. Through the use of high-quality illustrations, relevant clinical cases, and concise, focused text, it’s a perfectly accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with an emphasis on clinical relevance. Concise, clinically focused content is logically organized by mechanism for efficient mastery of the material. Features an appendix of clinical cases and CD molecules. Includes numerous full-color illustrations, useful tables, and chapter outlines. Focus questions within each chapter are ideal for self-assessment and review. Key points bolded throughout the text make it easy to locate important information. Presents information in a format and style that maximizes usefulness to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology. Fully updated content equips you with the latest relevant advances in immunology. Revised and updated artwork enhances your visual learning of important principles and reduces the excessive factual details found in larger textbooks. Twelve brand-new animations available on Student Consult help further explain complex concepts. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience gives you access to the text, figures, images, glossary of immunology terms, self-assessment questions, and references on a variety of devices.

User’s Review:

Editorial Reviews: About the Author Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐Sufficiently well written and concise that I read and annotated the entire book within the first week of my immunology course. It’s well-organized and at a proper level of depth; in fact, after comparing the course syllabus and lectures to this textbook, I have completely ignored the course materials in favor of using the text (disclosure: I took an immunology course in undergrad). It is clear that some topics are only superficially covered, but in every instance, a deeper level of detail would be excessive for medical student purposes. This book sets out with a particular goal in mind (discussed in the preface), and it does exactly that — no more, no less. Highly recommended.Update: Crushed the final for my course, beating the mean by over 1 standard deviation. Your mileage may vary, but I attribute a lot of my understanding of immunology to this book.

⭐This was a required text for my Public Health Immunology class (upper level Health Sciences elective in Undergrad). This text is not for a layman, it is an in depth and technical introduction to immunology at the scientific level. Not sure if it is on par with medical text books since I am still in premed, but this text did not skim on the nitty gritty. Lots of information, lots of images and diagrams. It was overwhelming at first, and I am used to reading scientific literature, so I would not recommend if you want something super basic, this will make your head spin. This book went into more detail than my professor actually covered and tested us on since the text is at a higher level than the actual introductory course we are taking. I’m sure it will serve as a good reference point if I need to review immuno in med school. Came with free online version which is a nice deal. The immune system is amazing, fascinating, complex, and impressive! You will be in awe at the amazing things happening inside your body! Loved this class and this book.

⭐My professor said this was one of the best immunology books he’s seen (at least for beginners), and this is the type of guy you trust when he gives his opinion. After my class, I’d have to agree.The book is organized from simple concepts to more advanced ones, with each chapter building upon the previous. Sometimes it can get a little confusing, because your thinking “Wait…it’s chapter 8 and this stuff we talked about in chapter 3?” Then you get to the end of the chapter and you realize that they are going way more in depth than before, and adding in new theories and information.There are a few mistakes, but our professor found most of them. The visuals are really intense, even down to what color things are specifies individual things (except for a few mistakes, as mentioned).I’d recommend making sure you get a new copy so you get the online version also. It’s super handy to be able to search for terms and find them through all the chapters really quick.

⭐Used this in med school immuno several years ago. Using it now as a refresher– it’s wonderful. Highly recommend to simplify (but not too much!) immunology into something understandable, with nice relevant extensions to pathophysiology of common conditions like autoimmune diseases.

⭐I’m using it for my Immunology course and it offers a lot of information without being boring. Concepts are well explained. I find the pictures that come with the definitions very helpful. Definitely recommend!

⭐I am taking a Course in Immunology at a Senior or graduate study level. Concepts are very well explained. There are a lot of illustration for the student to understand the functioning of Human immune system.

⭐As far as textbooks go, this one isn’t bad. Definitely helped in my immuno course! I couldn’t understand the professor at all so it really was a grade saver. I used this for two courses- the book for my other immuno class wasn’t the greatest

⭐The book arrived sealed in plastic, without any corner damage. Content-wise it is a very nice book for understanding the subject. Would recommend for anyone who’s struggling in immunology at medical school.

⭐Best book to revise from and good for a top-up of knowledge if you are doing immunology based lab research as well.

⭐Probably the best book for an intro to immunology. Abbas & Lichtmans skilful use of colour to label the different cells and their parts is very useful for students.

⭐I started my PhD in immunology and beforehand I only had some knowledge of the subject, so I found this book incredibly useful to set up a base for everything I needed to learn.It reads very well. The authors repeat some of the information sometimes, but I found that helpful to remember it.

⭐Excellent book, concise, well presented and with beautiful illustrations.

⭐Excellent in depth understanding for clinicians of all specialities

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