- 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
Table of Contents
- 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
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
- Published: April 28, 1989
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9780080925837
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