Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession

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Elsevier, Nov 17, 2001 - Medical - 202 pages
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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.
  • 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
 

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Contents

Origins of the Receptor Theory
1
Quantitation Enters Immunity Research
15
The Founding of Pediatric Immunology
27
Chapter 4 The Standardization of Toxins and Antitoxins
41
Theory Outpaces Data
55
Chapter 6 The SideChain Theory of Antibody Formation
77
Bordet Challenges Ehrlich
95
Chapter 8 New Scientific Challenges
123
Chapter 9 Ehrlichs Scientific Style
137
Paul Ehrlichs Honors
153
Paul Ehrlichs Scientific Bibliography
157
Name Index
187
Subject Index
193
Plate Section
203
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