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I am looking for recommendations to good textbooks introducing modern immunology. Review articles, preferably modern (post 2000) would also be useful.

Please, include a brief comment with each book recommendation.

About book listing questions on SE: I understand that SE sites in general have adopted in the last year a policy against book listing questions. Instead, book lists should be moved to tag wikis. However, since BiologySE is still beta and young and the tag-wiki for immunology is mostly empty, I believe we would benefit from a question listing good introductory books to modern immunology, at least temporarily. Eventually, when Biology.SE matures, this question should be closed or locked, and the book recommendations herein moved to the tag-wiki for immunology. Moreover, for most other SE sites I have seen, the tag-wikis usually gather information that first appeared in questions like this, even if the question is eventually closed or locked. That's why I think this question will be useful to the community, at least temporarily.

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Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Abul K. Abbas MBBS (Author), Andrew H. H. Lichtman MD PhD (Author), Shiv Pillai MD (Author)

This was my Fall 2011 Basic Immunology text for a hybrid med-school/undergrad class at my University.

I have not read others, but every time the topic of Immune responses comes up in other Undergrad courses, I have been well or exceedingly informed because of it.

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Given @becko's note on putting references in tag-wikis, maybe we should put this listing in the tag wiki for immunology –  A. Kennard Nov 30 '13 at 19:19
    
@A.Kennard But, as I said in the note, the question should remain open until it accumulates more answers. –  becko Dec 4 '13 at 13:25
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The MCM's book is good one. I recommend the book BRS Microbiology and Immunology, because then you can see the thing in the real context and have good exercises too. First Aid for the USMLES Step 1 then explains you how to read for immunology and gives you rather good summary about the topic and some mnemonics.

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