An Rh-Hr Syllabus. The Types and Their Applications. Modern Medical Monographs, 9
by Alexander S. Wiener, M.D. F.A.C.P., F.C.A.P., Senior Bacteriologist (Serology) to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. 82 pp. illustrated. New York, Grune & Stratton, 1954, Price $3.75
This book epitomizes the current concepts of the immunology of isohemagglutination. In abstract form it defines all of the terms and outlines the techniques involved in the manipulative procedure of the applied science of immunology referable to the field of the Rh-Hr phenomena. In no other single volume is a comparable amount of information available on the subject of applied immunology in the field of autohemagglutination. The table of contents and the index cover every known feature of the problem as of the date of publication. The text is clear and terse and the volume is practical.
The book, comprising 77 text pages, is divided into 8 chapters. The first of these deals with the fundamentals of immunology as applied to the field of isohemagglutination. Each subject introduced is carefully defined, and the techniques of testing are outlined. Appended is a table of the 8 Rh genotypes giving their frequency for the 7 major ethnic groups.