Pathogenesis and Immunology of Tumours. Edited by G. V. Vygodchikov. Translated by R. Crawford. Pergamon Press Inc., 122 East 55th St., New York 22, N. Y., 1959. vii + 258 pp. 14 × 21.5 cm. Price 80s. net

Pathogenesis and Immunology of Tumours. Edited by G. V. Vygodchikov. Translated by R. Crawford. Pergamon Press Inc., 122 East 55th St., New York 22, N. Y., 1959. vii + 258 pp. 14 × 21.5 cm. Price 80s. net

SCIENTIFIC EDITION January 1960 Pathogenesis and Immunology of Tumours. Edited by G. V. VYGODCHIKOV.Translated by R. Crawford. Pergamon Press Inc.. ...

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Pathogenesis and Immunology of Tumours. Edited by G. V. VYGODCHIKOV.Translated by R. Crawford. Pergamon Press Inc.. 122 East 55th St., New York 22, N. Y., 1959. vii 258 pp. 14 x 21.5 cm. Price80s. net. This book contains a collection of papers by leading Russian specialists, and is sponsored by the Gamaleia Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. It has been produced to honor the 60th birthday of L. A. Zil’ber, and to commemorate his thirty-five years of service to science. L. A. Zil’ber and his colleague have discovered facts of importance in their investigations on the etiology and immunology of tumors. They estabilished the presence of specific antigens in neoplasms, and elaborated the original method for their demonstration, as well as a method for artificial immunization against experimental cancer with preparations not containing living cancer cells. The collection has been made mainly from works by pupils and colleagues of L. A. Zil’ber. It includes, also, papers by other investigators working in the field of theoretical oncology. All these investigations deal with current problems in the pathogenesis of malignant tumors and their immunology.

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Recent Progress in Hormone Research. Proceedings of Laurentian Hormone Conference 1958. Vol. XV. Edited by GREGORYPINCUS.Academic Press, 111 Fifth Ave., New York 3, N. Y., 1959. xiii 504 pp. 15 x 23 cm. Price $12.50. Papers presented at the 1958 meeting of the Laurentian Hormone Conference are included in this book. These papers are designed to reflect contemporary developments. A total of 14 papers with abstracts of discussions of each are grouped into those relating t o the pituitary hormones, aspects of steroid chemistry and metabolism, aldosterone chemistry and physiology, and hormones and metabolism.

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Synthetic Methods of Organic Chemistry. Vol. XIII. By W. THEILHEIMER. Interscience Publishers, Inc., 250 Fifth Ave., New York 1, N. Y., 1959. xvi 600 pp. 15 x 23 cm. Price $27.50. This thirteenth volume of a continuing series includes mainly work published between 1956 and 1958. Volumes XI-X1II are considered as the first three of the third series and an excellent index covering these three volumes is included. The selected material includes new methods, improvements of known methods, and also some old proved methods of synthesis of organic compounds. Volume XI1 of this series was noted in THISJOURNAL,47,897(1958) Molecules and Mental Health. Edited by FREDERIC A. GIBBS. J. B. Lippincott Co., Medical Dept.. Brimstone. The Stone T h t Burns. By WILLIAMS East Washington Square, Philadephia 5, Pa., HAYNES. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., 257 Fourth 1959. xii 189 pp. 15 x 23 cm. Price Ave.. New York 10, N. Y., 1959. xix 308 pp. $4.75. 14.5x 21.5 cm. Price $5.95. Discussions of recent developments in the field This book tells in narrative style the story of the of psychopharmacology possessing possible po- American sulphur (sulfur) industry. It is based tential applications are presented. These papers, upon the 1942 publication “The Stone That Burns,” divided into two groups, discuss amines in relation t o and it is subtitled “The Story of the Frasch Sulphur brain function and behavior and ACTH treatment of Industry.” Herman Frasch is referred t o as a chemhypsarhythmia. The papers comprising this volume ist and engineer who came to the U. S.when he was 19 were those included in the programs of two 1958 years old and became laboratory assistant to Prof. conferences of the Brain Research Foundation. John M. Maisch in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. International Textbook of Allergy. Edited by J. M. JAMAR. Charles C Thomas, 301-327 East Chemistry of Carbon Compounds. Vol. IV. HeteroCyclic Compounds. Edited by E. H. RODD. Lawrence Ave., S p r i n ~ e l d ,Ill., 1959. 639 pp. Elsevier Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 1959. 16 x 24 cm. Price $17.50. Sole distributor for the United States, D. Van This medical textbook on allergy is a compilation Nostrand Co., Inc., 120 Alexander St., Princeton, of contributions by specialists under the following N. J. xviii 656 pp. 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Price chapter headings: Anaphylaxis, Physiopathological $24. role of histamine in man, Allergy and immunology, This volume contains the systematic survey of Definition-prevalence-predisposing and contributory factors, Diagnosis of allergic diseases, Provocation heterocyclic compounds starting with six-membered rings containing one oxygen or sulfur atom. A tests, Allergy of the upper respiratory tract-pollen, Fungi and miscellaneous inhalant allergens, Patho- large variety of natural products are covered, including anthocyanins and flavone coloring matphysiology of bronchial asthma, Clinical aspects of ters, catechins and the brazilin group, rotenone, bronchial asthma, Specific treatment of bronchial patulin, and the vitamin E group. Other chapters asthma, Nonspecific and symptomatic treatment of bronchial asthma, Status asthmaticus, Clinical deal with coloring matters, both natural and synuse of corticotropin and adrenocortical steroids thetic, derived from heterocyclic systems prein allergic diseases, Use of antihistamines in allergic viously described in Vol. IVA. Included in this group are the porphins, the chlorophylls, the phthalodiseases, Psychosomatic aspects and psychotherapy in allergic diseases, Allergic diseases of the skin, cyanines, and the cyanine dyes. One chapter is Urticaria and angioneurotic oedema, Alimentary and devoted to compounds containing less commonly gastro-intestinal allergy, Allergic diseases of the eye, occurring hetero atoms, such as silicon, phosphorus, Vascular allergy and collagen diseases, Allergy and and arsenic. The final chapter covers six-memhematology, Allergy of infancy and childhood, bered rings with two nitrogen atoms, and deals Migraine and allergic headaches, and Reactions t o with the fundamental chemistry of the pyridazines, pyrimidines, and pyrazines. drugs.

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