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A History of Immunology
1st Edition - April 28, 1989
Author: Arthur M. Silverstein
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This is a professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to about 1970. Beginning with the work and insights of the early immunologists… Read more
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This is a professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to about 1970. Beginning with the work and insights of the early immunologists in the 18th century, Silverstein traces the development of the major ideas which have formed immunology down to the maturation of the discipline in the decade following the Second World War. Emphasis is placed on the philosophic and sociologic climate of the scientific milieu in which immunology has developed, providing a background to the broad culture of the discipline.
A professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to 1970, with emphasis placed on the social climate of the scientific milieu in which modern immunology evolved
Written by an author very well known both as a historian of medical science and for his substantial research contributions to the immunopathology of the eye
The only complete history of immunology available
All immunologists; historians of medicine; historians of science and sociologists of science
Preface. On History and Historians. Theories of Acquired Immunity. The Royal Experiment on Immunity: 1721-1722. Cellular versus Humoral Immunity: Determinants and Consequences of an Epic Nineteenth-Century Battle. Theories of Antibody Formation. The Concept of Immunologic Specificity. Immunologic Specificity, Continued. Horror Autotoxicus: The Concept of Autoimmunity. The Donath-Landsteiner Autoantibody: The Incommensurable Languages of Immunological Dispute. Allergy and Immunopathology: The Price of Immunity. Anti-antibodies and Anti-idiotype Immunoregulation: 1899-1904. Transplantation and Immunogenetics. Magic Bullets and Poisoned Arrows: The Uses of Antibody. Appendix A: The Calendar of Immunologic Progress. Appendix B: Nobel Prize Highlights in Immunology. Appendix C: Biographical Dictionary. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.
No. of pages: 422
Published: April 28, 1989
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9780080925837
Arthur M. Silverstein
Affiliations and expertise
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA