Immunobiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Edited by Brooks Geo. F. Gotschlich Emil C. Holmes King K. Sawyer William D. Young Frank E., pages. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., 1978. Price, $15.00.

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Proceedings of a conference held 18–20 January 1978 in San Francisco, a major purpose of which was to consider the rationale and potential for development of a vaccine for gonorrhea. Papers deal with all immunologic aspects of the gonococcus, including physiology, genetics, and antimicrobial susceptibility; cellular antigens and antigenic analysis; and pathogenicity and immunity. Concluding the book is the report of a panel discussion on the possibility of preventing gonorrhea by vaccine. Indexed.

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