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Immunology in the Twentieth Century: From Basic Science to Clinical Application grew out of common knowledge that those who survived many of the common infectious diseases rarely contracted the same disease again. This book charts the historical development of this vital branch of medicine in a concise volume, covering both the basic science involved and the clinical applications. Immunology as a distinctive subject developed in the mid-twentieth century as researchers started to understand how the adaptive immune system aids the defense against pathogens. The subject has grown in importance and diversified into specialist fields, such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology.
- Provides a concise overhead of the history of immunology and its applications in medicine
- Includes a discussion of the scientists who were pioneers in landmark discoveries in immunology
- Summarizes the clinical applications of major discoveries
Scientific and Medical researchers in immunology, medicine, neuroscience, biomedical sciences, anatomy and histology; historians of medicine, philosophers of science and medicine, medical anthropologists, graduate and postgraduate researchers in humanities and social scientific fields relating to the history and philosophy of science; policymakers and managers with interests in understanding immunology
- The antibodies
2. The cells of the immunity
3. The genetic basis of the immune response
4. Immunity and cancer
5. Concluding remarks
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- © Academic Press 2018
- 24th April 2018
- Academic Press
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Domenico Ribatti is Professor of Human Anatomy, in the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sensory Organs, Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari Medical School, Italy. He was awarded his M.D. degree in 1981, with full marks. In 1983, he joined the Medical School as Assistant at the Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Bari. In 1984, he took the specialization in Allergology. In 1989, he spent one year in Geneva, working at the Department of Morphology. In 2008, he received the honoris causa degree in Medicine and Pharmacy form the University of Timisoara, Romania. He is the author of over 800 publications and 50 chapters, as well as a number of books for Elsevier/Academic Press including: Milestones in Immunology (2017) In Vivo Models to Study Angiogenesis (2017) Immunology in the Twentieth Century (2018) Tumor Vascularization (2020) Tumor Microenvironment Regulation of Tumor Expansion (2021) .
Professor of Human Anatomy, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sensory Organs, Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy
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