A History of Immunology

A History of Immunology
Author: Arthur M. Silverstein
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780123705860
ISBN 13: 012370586X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Immunology Book Review:

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 History of Immunology

A History of Immunology
Author: Arthur M. Silverstein
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080925839
ISBN 13: 9780080925837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Immunology Book Review:

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 Immunology

A History of Immunology
Author: Arthur M. Silverstein
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1989-05-12
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015190088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Immunology Book Review:

Silverstein is an expert researcher in this field. He has carefully documented this analyticall history from the ancient world to c.1975. This work includes a biographical dictionary of notable contributors, a list of important books in immunnology, 1892-1968, and a glossary of technical terms.

A History of Modern Immunology

A History of Modern Immunology
Author: Zoltan A. Nagy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 0124201083
ISBN 13: 9780124201088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Modern Immunology Book Review:

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 Immunology

A History of Immunology
Author: Arthur M. Silverstein
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080925839
ISBN 13: 9780080925837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Immunology Book Review:

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 Historical Perspective on Evidence Based Immunology

A Historical Perspective on Evidence Based Immunology
Author: Edward J. Moticka
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN 10: 0123983754
ISBN 13: 9780123983756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Historical Perspective on Evidence Based Immunology Book Review:

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

A History of Transplantation Immunology

A History of Transplantation Immunology
Author: Leslie Brent
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 1996-11-18
ISBN 10: 9780080533995
ISBN 13: 008053399X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Transplantation Immunology Book Review:

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. 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

Immunology in the Twentieth Century

Immunology in the Twentieth Century
Author: Domenico Ribatti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0128161469
ISBN 13: 9780128161463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology in the Twentieth Century Book Review:

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 defense against pathogens. The subject has grown in importance and diversified into specialist fields, such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology. Provides a concise overhead of the history of immunology and its applications in medicine Includes a discussion of the scientists who were pioneers in landmark discoveries in immunology Summarizes the clinical applications of major discoveries

Milestones in Immunology

Milestones in Immunology
Author: Domenico Ribatti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 0128113294
ISBN 13: 9780128113295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milestones in Immunology Book Review:

Milestones in Immunology: Based on Collected Papers contains scientific milestones relating to the history of medicine over the past two centuries. The book highlights the contributions of pioneering scientists whose discoveries have paved the way for researchers working in the field of immunology. As the science of immunology grew from knowledge that survivors of common infectious diseases rarely contracted them again, the book uses this as a central thesis, helping readers understand how the adaptive immune system aids in defense against pathogens. In addition, the book covers 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. 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. Provides on update on developments since the publication 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 landmark discoveries in immunology

Introductory Immunology

Introductory Immunology
Author: Jeffrey K. Actor
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN 10: 0124200729
ISBN 13: 9780124200722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Immunology Book Review:

Introductory Immunology quickly acquaints readers with natural immune responses manifesting in diseases and disorders. The book presents a complete picture of natural defenses to infectious agents, as well as the mechanisms that lead to autoimmune dysfunction. In addition, it examines immunologically based diseases, giving the reader sufficient knowledge to make sound clinical decisions leading to better treatment outcomes. Introductory Immunology is aimed at researchers, postgraduates, or any scientifically inclined reader interested in immunology. No prior expertise in medical, biochemical, or cellular science is needed to benefit from the clear presentation of immunology concepts in this book. Quick, concise introduction to immunological concepts Breaks down all of immunology into manageable, logically digestible building blocks Geared toward readers without medical, biochemical, or cellular expertise

A History of Transplantation Immunology

A History of Transplantation Immunology
Author: Leslie Brent
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 1996-11-18
ISBN 10: 9780080533995
ISBN 13: 008053399X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Transplantation Immunology Book Review:

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. 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

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology
Author: Julius M. Cruse,Robert E. Lewis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2009-04-20
ISBN 10: 0849379881
ISBN 13: 9780849379888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology Book Review:

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, the major histocompatibility complex molecules, immunoglobulins, and molecules of related interest to immunologists. These descriptive illustrations provide a concise and thorough understanding of the subject. To reflect modern advances, the third edition includes entries on immunopharmacology, newly described interleukins, comparative immunology, immunity to infectious diseases, and expanded definitions in all of the immunological subspecialities. Providing unprecedented breadth and detail, this readily accessible book is not only a pictorial reference but also a primary resource.

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology
Author: W. D. Foster
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1483162451
ISBN 13: 9781483162454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology Book Review:

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.

Molecular Immunity A Chronology Of 60 Years Of Discovery

Molecular Immunity  A Chronology Of 60 Years Of Discovery
Author: Smith Kendall A
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 9813231726
ISBN 13: 9789813231726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Immunity A Chronology Of 60 Years Of Discovery Book Review:

This book covers a scientific history of the discoveries in immunology of the past 60-years, i.e. what was discovered, who made the advances and how they accomplished them, and why others did not.All molecular advances occurred in the last 60 years, and no one has described them.

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology
Author: Alfred I. Tauber,Leon Chernyak
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1991-07-25
ISBN 10: 9780195345100
ISBN 13: 019534510X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology Book Review:

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.

Viruses and Man A History of Interactions

Viruses and Man  A History of Interactions
Author: Milton W. Taylor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN 10: 3319077589
ISBN 13: 9783319077581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viruses and Man A History of Interactions Book Review:

Milton Taylor, Indiana University, offers an easy-to-read and fascinating text describing the impact of viruses on human society. The book starts with an analysis of the profound effect that viral epidemics had on world history resulting in demographic upheavals by destroying total populations. It also provides a brief history of virology and immunology. Furthermore, the use of viruses for the treatment of cancer (viral oncolysis or virotherapy) and bacterial diseases (phage therapy) and as vectors in gene therapy is discussed in detail. Several chapters focus on viral diseases such as smallpox, influenza, polio, hepatitis and their control, as well as on HIV and AIDS and on some emerging viruses with an interesting story attached to their discovery or vaccine development. The book closes with a chapter on biological weapons. It will serve as an invaluable source of information for beginners in the field of virology as well as for experienced virologists, other academics, students, and readers without prior knowledge of virology or molecular biology.

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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 1681778203
ISBN 13: 9781681778204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent—and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

Fundamental Immunology

Fundamental Immunology
Author: William E. Paul
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 1283
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN 10: 1451117833
ISBN 13: 9781451117837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamental Immunology Book Review:

Fundamental Immunology Seventh Edition This standard-setting textbook has defined the field of immunology since 1984, and is now in its Seventh Edition continuing to deliver the detailed, authoritative, and timely coverage readers expect. This comprehensive, up-to-date text is ideal for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, basic and clinical immunologists, microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, and any physician treating diseases in which immunologic mechanisms play a role. Now full-color throughout the book's fully revised and updated content reflects the latest advances in the field. Current insights enhance readers' understanding of immune system function. The text's unique approach bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. Extensive coverage of molecular biology explains the molecular dynamics underlying immune disorders and their treatment. Abundant illustrations and tables deliver essential information at a glance. Plus a convenient companion website features the fully searchable text with all references linked to PubMed. Look inside and discover... * Fully revised and updated content reflects the latest advances in the field. * Current insights enhance readers' understanding of immune system function * Unique approach bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. * Extensive coverage of molecular biology explains the molecular dynamics underlying immune disorders and their treatment. * Abundant illustrations and tables deliver essential information at a glance. PLUS... A convenient companion website features the fully searchable text with all references linked to PubMed. Pick up your copy today!

History of Allergy

History of Allergy
Author: K.-C. Bergmann,J. Ring
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 3318021954
ISBN 13: 9783318021950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Allergy Book Review:

The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased dramatically over recent decades, both in terms of the number of sufferers and the number of allergies. This is a trend that has frequently been referred to as 'the epidemic of the 21st century'. As described in ancient texts, allergies have been known for over 2,000 years, but the term 'allergy' was only coined at the beginning of the 20th century when doctors began to understand their pathophysiological basis. This book presents a detailed and varied historical overview of the field of allergology. Beginning with insights on allergy from antiquity to the 20th century and the development of the associated terminology, it compiles historical reflections on the understanding of the most common allergic diseases. Important milestones in the discovery of mechanisms of allergy are described, followed by historical accounts of the detection of allergens such as pollen, dust mites, peanuts and latex, and of environmental influences such as pollution and the relationship between farmers and their environment. Several chapters illustrate the progress made in allergy management to date. Particular highlights of this book are the personal reflections of and interviews with a number of pioneers of allergy, including F. Austen, J. Bienenstock, K. Blaser, A. de Weck, A.W. Frankland, K. Ishizaka, and many more. Concluding with portrayals of allergy societies and collections, as well as being supplemented by two films, this book represents a veritable treasure trove of fascinating and richly illustrated information. Not only researchers, physicians and medical historians, but also students and even non-scientists will find History of Allergy a scientific adventure well worth reading.

A History of Modern Immunology

A History of Modern Immunology
Author: Zoltan A. Nagy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 0124201083
ISBN 13: 9780124201088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Modern Immunology Book Review:

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