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

Immunology in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

From Basic Science to Clinical Application

Authors: Domenico Ribatti
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161456
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 100
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Immunology grew from common knowledge that those who survived many of the common infectious diseases rarely contracted the same disease again. Immunology as a distinctive subject developed in the mid-twentieth century as researchers started to understand how the adaptive immune system aids the defence against pathogens. The subject has since grown in importance and diversified into specialist fields such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology. Immunology in the Twentieth Century charts the historical development of this vital branch of medicine in a concise volume, covering both the basic science involved and the clinical applications.

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 of some landmark discoveries in Immunology: a feature overlooked in most books
  • 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 born in Andria, Italy, on December 27, 1956. He was awarded his M.D. degree on October 1981. His present position is full professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Bari Medical School, Italy. Domenico Ribatti is author 8 monographs. History of research on tumor angiogenesis, Springer, 2009. The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane in the study of angiogenesis and metastases, Springer, 2010. Protagonists of medicine, Springer, 2010. Mast cells and tumours. From biology to clinic (in collaboration with E. Crivellato) Springer, 2011. Morphofunctional aspects of tumor microcirculation, Springer, 2012. Angiogenesis and anti-angiogenesis in hematological malignancies, Springer, 2014. Development of immunological competence, Springer, 2016. The role of microenvironment in the control of tumor angiogenesis, Springer,2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sensory Organs, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy

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