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

A History of Immunology

A History of Immunology
  • Author : Arthur M. Silverstein
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 January 2021
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In this innovative, short, new textbook, Rod Langman offers a conceptual framework within which students can understand the evolution of the immune system. Evolutionary selection for resistance to infectious disease is shown to be the driving force that has shaped the immune system into a remarkably effective and efficient system of defense. In the midst of the current information explosion in immunological science, when many students are under the impression that the immune system is almost too complex to understand

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

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology
  • Author : Alfred I. Tauber,Leon Chernyak
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 25 July 1991
GET THIS BOOKMetchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology

This fascinating intellectual history is the first critical study of the work of Elie Metchnikoff, the founding father of modern immunology. Metchnikoff authored and championed the theory that phagocytic cells actively defend the host body against pathogens and diseased cells. His program developed from comparative embryological studies that sought to establish genealogical relations between species at the dawn of the Darwinian revolution. In this scientific biography, Tauber and Chernyak explore ore Metchnikoff's development as an embryologist, showing how it prepared

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

Immunology: The Making of a Modern Science

Immunology: The Making of a Modern Science
  • Author : Richard B. Gallagher,Jean Gilder,Gustav J.V. Nossal,Gaetano Salvatore
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 July 1995
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Immunology has progressed in spectacular fashion in the last four decades. Studies of the response to infectious agents, transplanted organs and tumours (and the potential to manipulate that response), and the study of the immune system as a model system in molecular cell biology have yielded dramatic advances in our understanding of the mechanisms of immunity. The field has attracted a continuous stream of the brightest theoretical and experimental scientists for over forty years. This book conveys the philosophies and

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

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity
  • Author : Arup K. Chakraborty,Andrey Shaw
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 08 September 2020
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How viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work. Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats

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

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology
  • Author : Julius M. Cruse,Robert E. Lewis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 20 April 2009
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From the beginning, immunologists have maintained a unique nomenclature that has often mystified and even baffled their colleagues in other fields, causing them to liken immunology to a black box. With more than 1200 illustrations, the Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition provides immunologists and nonimmunologists a single-volume resource for the many terms encountered in contemporary immunological literature. Encyclopedic in scope and including more than 1200 illustrations, the content ranges from photographs of historical figures to molecular structures of recently characterized cytokines,

Immunity

Immunity
  • Author : Luba Vikhanski
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 01 April 2016
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Around Christmas of 1882, while peering through a microscope at starfish larvae in which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a brilliant insight: what if the mobile cells he saw gathering around the thorns were the same as white blood cells that traveled to the site of an injury or infection in a human or other animal? Was this some form of cellular defense? Metchnikoff's theory of immunity, that phagocytes—white blood cells—formed the first line

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

Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology

Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology
  • Author : Arthur M. Silverstein
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 November 2001
GET THIS BOOKPaul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology

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. The selectionist theory of antibody formation Kinetics of primary and secondary antibody response Quantitative methods of measurement of antigens and antibody Demonstration of