Int. J. Immunopharmac., Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 129-134, 1990. Printed in Great Britain.
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COFFEE A N D THE I M M U N E SYSTEM ISAAC MELAMED,* JEREMY D. KARK* and ZVl SPIRER** *Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Rokach Hospital and The Leon Alkaly Chair for Pediatric Immunology, Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv; *Department of Social Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
(Received 19 May 1989 and in final form 5 June 1989)
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