A History of Immunology

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Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Medical - 422 pages
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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 culture of the discipline.
  • A professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to 1970, with emphasis placed on the social climate of the scientific milieu in which modern immunology evolved
  • Written by an author very well known both as a historian of medical science and for his substantial research contributions to the immunopathology of the eye
  • The only complete history of immunology available
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Theories of Acquired Immunity
1
Chapter 2 The Royal Experiment on Immunity 17211722
24
Determinants and Consequences of an Epic NineteenthCentury Battle
38
Chapter 4 Theories of Antibody Formation
59
Chapter 5 The Concept of Immunological Specificity
87
Chapter 6 Immunological Specificity Continued
124
The Concept of Autoimmunity
160
The Incommensurable Languages of Immunological Dispute
190
Chapter 11 Transplantation and Immunogenetics
275
The Uses of Antibody
305
The Calendar of Immunological Progress
327
Nobel Prize Highlights in Immunology
341
Biographical Dictionary
351
Glossary
383
Name Index
393
Subject Index
407

The Price of Immunity
214
Chapter 10 Antiantibodies and Antiidiotype Immunoregulation 18991904
252

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