Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology

Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology

The Magnificent Obsession

1st Edition - October 5, 2001

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  • Author: Arthur Silverstein
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080538518

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Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession describes the background to Paul Ehrlich's immunological works and theories and delves into the substance of his experiments in great detail. By exploring these early developments in immunology, the book lays the foundation for modern concepts, providing immunologists, biomedical researchers, and students the context for the discoveries in their field.

Key Features

  • The selectionist theory of antibody formation
  • Kinetics of primary and secondary antibody response
  • Quantitative methods of measurement of antigens and antibody
  • Demonstration of passive transfer of immunity from mother to foetus


Immunologists, virologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, hematologists, and science historians

Table of Contents

  • List of Plates.
    Introduction by Sir Gustav Nossal.
    The Background to Ehrlich's Immunology: Origins of the Receptor Theory.
    On Ricin and Abrin: Quantitation Enters Immunity Research.
    The Value of Mother's Milk: The Founding of Pediatric Immunology.
    The Standardization of Toxins and Antitoxins.
    The Toxin-Antitoxin Reaction: Theory Outpaces Data.
    The Side-Chain Theory of Antibody Formation.
    Immune Hemolysis: Bordet Challenges Ehrlich.
    New Scientific Challenges.
    Ehrlich's Scientific Style.
    Appendix A. Paul Ehrlich's Honors.
    Appendix B. Paul Ehrlich's Scientific Bibliography.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: October 5, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080538518

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Arthur Silverstein

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

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