Lauren Sompayrac has done something completely original. He has written a book on immunology in prose that sparkles. The book is easy and fun to read, and very comprehensible. When you are finished, you will understand the basics of immunology. This is no mean feat in a subject as complex as this. The book creates a strong, coherent structure upon which further, more detailed knowledge of immunology can be added if it is your goal,say, to do immunological research.
For students, this is the perfect book with which to start. For the average doctor in clinical practice, Sompayrac's book contains everything you need to know. The writing is so clear, strong and direct that I intend to read Sompayrac's other books on Virology and Cancer, two other extremely important areas of medicine.
I have been practicing medicine for 30 years, and I can tell you that most medical writing is turgid, dull, boring, flatulant, pedantic, and coma-inducing...in other words, God awful. I am hoping that medical book publishers take notice of this man's work, other writers will follow suit, and perhaps he will start a new trend.
Frederick A. Pereira, MD