A History of Modern Immunology

A History of Modern Immunology: A Path Toward Understanding describes, analyzes, and conceptualizes several seminal events and discoveries in immunology in the last third of the 20th century, the era when most questions about the biology of the immune system were raised and also found their answers. Written by an eyewitness to this history, the book gives insight into personal aspects of the important figures in the discipline, and its data driven emphasis on understanding will benefit both young and experienced scientists. This book provides a concise introduction to topics including immunological specificity, antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies, major histocompatibility complex, antigen presentation, T cell biology, immunological tolerance, and autoimmune disease. This broad background of the discipline of immunology is a valuable companion for students of immunology, research and clinical immunologists, and research managers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Contains the history of major breakthroughs in immunology featured with authenticity and insider details Gives an insight into personal aspects of the players in the history of immunology Enables the reader to recognize and select data of heuristic value which elucidate important facets of the immune system Provides good examples and guidelines for the recognition and selection of what is important for the exploration of the immune system Gives clear separation of descriptive and interpretive parts, allowing the reader to distinguish between facts and analysis provided by the author

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  • Author : Zoltan A. Nagy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 356 pages
  • ISBN : 0124201083
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A History of Modern Immunology

A History of Modern Immunology
  • Author : Zoltan A. Nagy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 11 October 2013
GET THIS BOOKA History of Modern Immunology

A History of Modern Immunology: A Path Toward Understanding describes, analyzes, and conceptualizes several seminal events and discoveries in immunology in the last third of the 20th century, the era when most questions about the biology of the immune system were raised and also found their answers. Written by an eyewitness to this history, the book gives insight into personal aspects of the important figures in the discipline, and its data driven emphasis on understanding will benefit both young and

A History of Immunology

A History of Immunology
  • Author : Arthur M. Silverstein
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 02 December 2012
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This is a professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to about 1970. Beginning with the work and insights of the early immunologists in the 18th century, Silverstein traces the development of the major ideas which have formed immunology down to the maturation of the discipline in the decade following the Second World War. Emphasis is placed on the philosophic and sociologic climate of the scientific milieu in which immunology has developed, providing a background to the broad

Immunology in the Twentieth Century

Immunology in the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Domenico Ribatti
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 24 April 2018
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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

Crafting Immunity

Crafting Immunity
  • Author : Jennifer Keelan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 March 2017
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Immunity is as old as illness itself, yet historians have only just begun to take up the challenge of reconstructing the modern transformation of attempts to protect against disease. Crafting Immunity assembles in one volume the most recent efforts of an international group of scholars to place the diverse practices of immunity in their historical contexts. It is this diversity that provides the book with its greatest source of strength. Collectively, the papers in this volume suggest that it was

A History of Transplantation Immunology

A History of Transplantation Immunology
  • Author : Leslie Brent
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 18 November 1996
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Those entering the field of transplantation are frequently unaware of the topics historical roots and even of the background on which modern discoveries in tolerance, histocompabatibility antigens, and xenotransplantation are based. A History of Transplantation Immunology is an account, written by one of the founding fathers of the field, of how tissue and organ transplantation has become one of the most successful branches of late 20th century medicine. The book helps place the work of contemporary scientists into its proper

A Body Worth Defending

A Body Worth Defending
  • Author : Ed Cohen
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 25 September 2009
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Biological immunity as we know it does not exist until the late nineteenth century. Nor does the premise that organisms defend themselves at the cellular or molecular levels. For nearly two thousand years “immunity,” a legal concept invented in ancient Rome, serves almost exclusively political and juridical ends. “Self-defense” also originates in a juridico-political context; it emerges in the mid-seventeenth century, during the English Civil War, when Thomas Hobbes defines it as the first “natural right.” In the 1880s and 1890

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology
  • Author : W. D. Foster
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 20 May 2014
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A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology provides the account of the history of bacteriology from the year 1900 to 1938. This book presents details about the discovery of the important pathogenic bacteria of man, of how they were shown to be causally related to disease, and of the use of these discoveries in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Other topics discussed include the development of the germ theory of infectious diseases; contribution of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch to

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity
  • Author : Michael Kinch
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 03 July 2018
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A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of

The Age of Immunology

The Age of Immunology
  • Author : A. David Napier
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 December 2010
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In this fascinating and inventive work, A. David Napier argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this immunological understanding of self and other through an incredibly diverse array of venues, from medical research to legal and military strategies and the electronic revolution, Napier shows how this defensive way of looking at the world not only destroys diversity but also eliminates

Immunity

Immunity
  • Author : William E. Paul
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 15 November 2015
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Paul argues that we must take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and promising new tools in immunological research.

A History of Transplantation Immunology

A History of Transplantation Immunology
  • Author : Leslie Brent
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 20 October 1997
GET THIS BOOKA History of Transplantation Immunology

Those entering the field of transplantation are frequently unaware of the topics historical roots and even of the background on which modern discoveries in tolerance, histocompabatibility antigens, and xenotransplantation are based. A History of Transplantation Immunology is an account, written by one of the founding fathers of the field, of how tissue and organ transplantation has become one of the most successful branches of late 20th century medicine. The book helps place the work of contemporary scientists into its proper

Immunity

Immunity
  • Author : Alfred I. Tauber
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 January 2017
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Modern immunology traditionally conceives of the immune system as providing defense against pathogens. Alfred I. Tauber criticizes this conception of immunity as too narrow, because it discounts much of the immune system's other normal functions. These include active tolerance of nutritional exchanges with the environment and the stabilization of cooperative relationships with resident micro-organisms. An expanded account extends immunity's functional role from singular 'defense' to broadened discernment of environmental 'exchange.' This ecological perspective has profound theoretical implications, for the

History of Vaccine Development

History of Vaccine Development
  • Author : Stanley A. Plotkin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 May 2011
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Vaccinology, the concept of a science ranging from the study of immunology to the development and distribution of vaccines, was a word invented by Jonas Salk. This book covers the history of the methodological progress in vaccine development and to the social and ethical issues raised by vaccination. Chapters include "Jenner and the Vaccination against Smallpox," "Viral Vaccines," and "Ethical and Social Aspects of vaccines." Contributing authors include pioneers in the field, such as Samuel L. Katz and Hilary Koprowski.