Joint Winner of The Richard Asher Prize at the Society of Authors and Royal Society of Medicine Medical Book Awards.Presenting a unique balance between science and clinical relevance, this new text is a concise, well-illustrated overview of immunology for students. Focusing on what medical students need to know, it fills the niche for a reader-friendly, patient-oriented text in this challenging field. Clinical boxes include real patient scenarios, making the textbook interesting and relevant. Experimental detail is kept to a minimum, used only where it helps the student understand difficult concepts. It also provides a superb review of major components in immunological interaction: important molecules, specific immune response and role of innate response in complementing specific response, and immunity to microbes.Highly illustrated in full colour, written specifically for medical students.Science is linked with clinical correlates derived from real patient material.Integrating overviews are presented to ensure that the most common failing of immunology teaching - how all the components interact - is well-understood and retained.Learning objectives and self-assessment multiple-choice questions focus the student on the core content critical for understanding and progress in the medical curriculum.Clinical Boxes place immunology in a clinical context.Technical Boxes relate immunology to common diagnostic techniques.