The War Within Us
Everyman's Guide to Infection and Immunity
- Cedric Mims, Guy's Hospital Medical School, UMDS, London, U.K.
Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. In The War Within Us, well-known author and infectious disease specialist Cedric Mims makes the intricacies of the immune system and infectious diseases less baffling for the general reader and answers the questions of how things work and why. The story is told in terms of the ancient conflict between the invader (the infectious disease) and the defender (the body's immune system) and the strategies and counter-strategies used by both sides, making it a book that is both informative and interesting to read. The War Within Us is an ideal introduction to the basics of immunity and infection for general readers and students. It also serves as a quick reference book for physicians, researchers, and other health workers.
General readers interested in the life sciences, as well as microbiologists,immunologists, infectious disease researchers and clinicians. Also for undergraduate students and others who need an introduction to the basics of immunity and infection.