Siege Mentality: The Language used by Immunologists…

“Western medicine is a war against disease, and the immune response is the first line of defence…. A world of molecules and cells becomes a battlefield, complete with alerts, invaders, recruitment and mobilisation, search-and-destroy missions and natural-born killers…. Medical school textbooks and immunologists’ research papers are imbued with the same ideas. They are so central to the discipline that their use often passes unnoticed…. | David Napier is worried about all this.” Jon Tunney reviews A. David Napier’s The Age of ImmunologySiege Mentality: The Language used by Immunologists… (Guardian)