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At that point, whenever the antigen's presence is detected--in other words, almost any time you get urushiol on you--enraged white corpuscles known as T-cells rush to the hated invader and attack, releasing chemicals that literally destroy the surrounding skin.
In the 1966 film the man's innards brim with obstacles, from white corpuscles to smoke-pitted alveoli.
Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute announced his discovery of leukocytes, or white corpuscles, agents in the blood that prevent the spread of infection.