The human immune system: Part 1

Richard A. Armstrong

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The immune system protects the human body against infectious and malignant disease. The concept of an immune system arose because of the observation that an attack of measles or mumps, two common childhood disease, conferred an immunity on the individual, the immunity being specific to the disease. It was only much later that it was discovered that a system in the body conferred this immunity. This article discusses the various components of the immune system, how they develop and their action in conferring immunity.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationIndian Optician
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996


  • immune system
  • human
  • disease
  • immunity


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