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A History of Immunology

A History of Immunology Book
Author : Arthur M. Silverstein
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-12-02
ISBN : 0080925839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

A History of Modern Immunology

A History of Modern Immunology Book
Author : Zoltan A. Nagy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-11-01
ISBN : 9780124169746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

A History of Transplantation Immunology

A History of Transplantation Immunology Book
Author : Leslie Brent
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780121317706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 context and makes fascinating reading for immunologists in all stages of their career. Key Features * Describes landmarks in immunology and places them in historical context * Beautifully written by one of the founding fathers of the field * Portrays the surprising history of events in a colorful and readable manner * Contains biographical sketches of some of the pioneers * Illustrates the development of key ideas in immunology--tolerance, graft rejection, and transplantation * Foreword by Ray Owen

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology Book
Author : W. D. Foster
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2014-05-20
ISBN : 1483162451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 medical bacteriology; and discovery of the more important human pathogenic bacteria. This text also discusses the scientific basis and practical application of immunology to medicine; main developments in bacteriology during the early 20th century; and chemotherapy of bacterial disease. This medically oriented text is beneficial for students and individuals conducting study on medical bacteriology and immunology.

A History of Immunology

A History of Immunology Book
Author : Arthur M. Silverstein
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780123705860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 as a whole, The Immune System can be used alone as a text for an introductory course or used in conjunction with any of the several descriptive texts already on the market.

A Historical Perspective on Evidence Based Immunology

A Historical Perspective on Evidence Based Immunology Book
Author : Edward J. Moticka
Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN : 9780123983817
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Historical Perspective on Evidence-Based Immunology focuses on the results of hypothesis-driven, controlled scientific experiments that have led to the current understanding of immunological principles. The text helps beginning students in biomedical disciplines understand the basis of immunologic knowledge, while also helping more advanced students gain further insights. The book serves as a crucial reference for researchers studying the evolution of ideas and scientific methods, including fundamental insights on immunologic tolerance, interactions of lymphocytes with antigen TCR and BCR, the generation of diversity and mechanism of tolerance of T cells and B cells, the first cytokines, the concept of autoimmunity, the identification of NK cells as a unique cell type, the structure of antibody molecules and identification of Fab and Fc regions, and dendritic cells. Provides a complete review of the hypothesis-driven, controlled scientific experiments that have led to our current understanding of immunological principles Explains the types of experiments that were performed and how the interpretation of the experiments altered the understanding of immunology Presents concepts such as the division of lymphocytes into functionally different populations in their historical context Includes fundamental insights on immunologic tolerance, interactions of lymphocytes with antigen TCR and BCR, and the generation of diversity and mechanism of tolerance of T and B cells

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology Book
Author : Alfred I. Tauber,Leon Chernyak
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1991-07-25
ISBN : 9780195345100
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 him to propose his theory of host-pathogen interaction. They discuss the profound impact of Darwin's theory of evolution on Metchnikoff's progress, and the influence of 19th century debates on vitalism, teleology, and mechanism. As a case study of scientific discovery, this work offers lucid insight into the process of creative science and its dependence on cultural and philosophic sources. Immunologists and historians of science and medicine will find it an absorbing and accessible account of a remarkable individual.

Crafting Immunity

Crafting Immunity Book
Author : Jennifer Keelan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351947893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 the craft-like, small-scale, and local conditions of clinical medicine that turned the immunity of individuals and populations into biomedical objects. That is to say, the modern conception of immunity was at least as much the product of the work of healing as it was the systematic result of discoveries about the immune system. Working outside the narrow confines of laboratory histories, Crafting Immunity is the first attempt to set the problems of immunity into a variety of social, technological, institutional and intellectual contexts. It will appeal not only to historians and sociologists of health, but also to social and cultural historians interested in the biomedical creation of modern health regimens.

Milestones in Immunology

Milestones in Immunology Book
Author : Domenico Ribatti
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-11-01
ISBN : 9780128113134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The science of immunology grew from the common knowledge that those who survived many of the common infectious diseases rarely contracted that disease again. Immunology as a distinctive subject developed in the middle of the twentieth century as researchers started to understand how the adaptive immune system aids in defence against pathogens. Since that time it has grown in importance at a steadily increasing rate and has become diversified into special fields such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics, and immunopathology. For the past century, immunology has fascinated and inspired some of the greatest scientists of our time and numerous Nobel Prizes have been awarded for fundamental discoveries in immunology, from Paul Ehrlich' work on antibodies (1908) to the studies of Zinkernagel and Doherty (1986) elucidating mechanisms of cell-mediated immunity. The history of Immunology, Based on Collected Papers contains a set of completely updated collected papers concerning immunology and drives us through scientific milestones in the history of medicine in the course of the past two centuries and highlights the contribution of pioneering scientists whose discoveries have paved the way to many researchers working in the field of immunology. Provides on update on the developments since the publications of Nobel prize winning research for fundamental discoveries in immunology Discusses the changing theories and technologies that guided the field Lists all the important discoveries and books in the field Explains in detail the many Nobel prize-winning contributions of immunologists Provides recognition of the scientists who were pioneers of some landmark discoveries in immunology and the corresponding description of their studies that is usually absent or fragmentary in other books

A History of Experimental Virology

A History of Experimental Virology Book
Author : Alfred Grafe
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3642752500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By their powers of reason scientists will be able to extract from nature the answers to their questions. From: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781 Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German Philosopher History is a composite of stories. The history of the biological disciplines has been written by all those who opened the gates of new knowledge by generating ideas and the experiments to support them. Previous authors have attempted various approaches to the history of virology, as is reflected in the numerous books and book-series issuing from the publishing houses. This volume is an attempt at a compre hensive yet compact survey of virology, which has meant penetrating the rigid limits of the separate disciplines of biology in which virologists have worked. Writing this history of experimental virology was really a search for the origins and for vital signposts to portray the wide scope of the knowledge attained thus far. This was done in com plete awareness of the fact that every presentation depends heavily upon the perspective of the observer, and of necessity communi cates only a part of the whole. The present scientific story hopes to recount the most important knowledge achieved during this past century - the first century of the exciting developments in virology.

Special Issue Immunology as a Historical Object

Special Issue  Immunology as a Historical Object Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology Book
Author : William Derek Foster
Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology book written by William Derek Foster, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Immunity

Immunity Book
Author : Alfred I. Tauber
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-01-02
ISBN : 0190651261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 basic notion of immune identity is reconfigured: highlighting the organism as a holobiont (a consortium of diverse organisms living in cooperative relationships) challenges prevailing concepts of individuality and the self/nonself dichotomy heretofore organizing immune theory. Indeed, if theoretical interest is focused on the challenges of maintaining immune balance in the full ecological context of the organism, then immune regulation assumes new complexity. Tauber maintains that the key to unravelling that puzzle requires a critical re-assessment of the cognitive processes that underlie immune effector functions. Accordingly, he provides the outline of a re-formulated 'cognitive paradigm' that dispenses with agent-based models and adopts an ecologically conceived understanding of perception and information processing. The implications of this revised configuration of immunity and its deconstructed notions of individuality and selfhood have wide significance for philosophers and life scientists working in immunology, ecology, and the cognitive sciences.

Immunity

Immunity Book
Author : William E. Paul
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2015-11-15
ISBN : 1421418029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Paul argues that we must take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and promising new tools in immunological research.

Fish Immunology

Fish Immunology Book
Author : Douglas P. Anderson
Publisher : Tfh Publications Incorporated
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Million Locks and Keys

A Million Locks and Keys Book
Author : Carl Heintze
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of immunology describing how causes of diseases were tracked down and cures discovered.

Basic Immunology

Basic Immunology Book
Author : Stewart Sell
Publisher : Elsevier Publishing Company
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Textbook of Immunology

Textbook of Immunology Book
Author : James T. Barrett
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Guide to the History of Bacteriology

A Guide to the History of Bacteriology Book
Author : Thomas H. Grainger
Publisher : New York : Ronald Press
Release : 1958
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Guide to the History of Bacteriology book written by Thomas H. Grainger, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Living History of Immunology

A Living History of Immunology Book
Author : Kendall Arthur Smith
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2015-11-04
ISBN : 2889196984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the highly competitive world of biomedical science, often the rush to publish and to be recognized as "first" with a new discovery, concept or method, is lost in the hurly-burly of the moment, as "the maddening crowd" moves on to the next "new thing". One of the great things about immunology today is that it has only become mature as a science within the last half-century, and especially within the past 35 years as a consequence of the revolution of molecular immunology, which has taken place only since 1980. Consequently, most of those who have contributed to our new understanding of how the immune system functions are still alive and well, and still contributing. Thus, "A Living History of Immunology" collates many stories from the investigators who actually performed the experiments that have established the frontiers of immunology. Accordingly, this volume combats "revisionist science", by those who want to alter history by telling the stories a different way than actually happened. In this regard, one of the good things about science vs. other disciplines is that we have the written record of what was done, when it was done and by whom. Even so, we do not have the complete story or narrative of how and why experiments were done, and what made the differences that led to success. This volume captures and chronicles some of these stories from the past fifty years in immunology.