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Immunology in the Twentieth Century - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161456, 9780128161463

Immunology in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

From Basic Science to Clinical Application

Author: Domenico Ribatti
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161456
eBook ISBN: 9780128161463
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th April 2018
Page Count: 90
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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  1. The antibodies
    2. The cells of the immunity
    3. The genetic basis of the immune response
    4. Immunity and cancer
    5. Concluding remarks
    6. References


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About the Author

Domenico Ribatti

Domenico Ribatti was awarded his M.D. degree on October 1981, with full marks. In 1983, Dr. Ribatti 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 (Prof. R. Montesano). In 2008, he received the honoris causa degree in Medicine and Pharmacy from the University of Timisoara (Romania). His present position is full professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Bari Medical School. Domenico Ribatti is author of 718 publications as reported in PubMed and contributed to 50 chapters to books. With Dr. Francesco Pezzella, Dr. Ribatti co-edited the book Tumor Vascularization, published on January 2020 by Elsevier/Academic Press.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Human Anatomy, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sensory Organs, Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari Medical School, Italy

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