chapter  13
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To understand the strengths and the pitfalls of this approach we need a basic knowledge of the workings of the immune system.

The traditional view of the immune system was developed some 70 years ago by Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet; in 1960, Burnet became the first Australian ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize. In Burnet’s scheme, there are two broad classes of immune response: cell-mediated responses and antibody responses.