Volume 13, Issue 1_Part_2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Dr. McGregor's work on the administration of immune gamma globulin is one of the outstanding contributions to immunology of malaria appearing in the last few years. Aside from its practical value, it provides a very useful basis for a better understanding of the actual immunity process occurring in natural malaria infections and in natural recovery.

Dr. McGregor shows us in his experiments that while serum therapy effects a dramatic reduction of parasitemia in infections, in most instances parasites subsequently persist in low density. The fact that immune gamma globulins containing 7S component fails to kill all the schizogonic forms living in erythrocytes, and that a certain number of these parasites escape the immunitary catastrophe, seems to be a good experimental proof of what is likely to happen also in the parasitolytic crisis occurring in the natural immunitary course of the infection.


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