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

Exam Prep for A History of Modern Immunology

Exam Prep for  A History of Modern Immunology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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

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

Crafting Immunity

Crafting Immunity
Author: Kenton Kroker,Pauline Margaret Hodgson Mazumdar,Jennifer E. Keelan
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780754657590
ISBN 13: 0754657590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting Immunity Book Review:

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.

Viruses Pandemics and Immunity

Viruses  Pandemics  and Immunity
Author: Arup K. Chakraborty,Andrey Shaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0262542382
ISBN 13: 9780262542388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viruses Pandemics and Immunity Book Review:

"Informed and accessible overview of viruses and pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work to form the foundation of public health"--

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.

Immunity

Immunity
Author: Luba Vikhanski
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1613731132
ISBN 13: 9781613731130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunity Book Review:

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 of defense against invading bacteria would eventually earn the scientist the unofficial moniker "Father of Natural Immunity" and a Nobel Prize. But first, he had to convince his colleagues, including the skeptical Robert Koch. Author Luba Vikhanski chronicles Metchnikoff's remarkable life, work, and discoveries in Immunity, the first modern biography of this hero of medicine. Metchnikoff was a towering figure in the scientific community of the early 20th century, a tireless humanitarian who worked to curb cholera, syphilis, and other diseases, and pioneered research into probiotics and gerontology. Though Metchnikoff is largely forgotten today, Vikhanski makes a compelling case that his work on natural immunity is finally receiving the attention it deserves.

The Age of Immunology

The Age of Immunology
Author: A. David Napier
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780226568140
ISBN 13: 0226568148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Immunology Book Review:

In this fascinating and inventive work, A. David Napier argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this immunological understanding of self and other through an incredibly diverse array of venues, from medical research to legal and military strategies and the electronic revolution, Napier shows how this defensive way of looking at the world not only destroys diversity but also eliminates the possibility of truly engaging difference, thereby impoverishing our culture and foreclosing tremendous opportunities for personal growth. To illustrate these destructive consequences, Napier likens the current craze for embracing diversity and the use of politically correct speech to a cultural potluck to which we each bring different dishes, but at which no one can eat unless they abide by the same rules. Similarly, loaning money to developing nations serves as a tool both to make the peoples in those nations more like us and to maintain them in the nonthreatening status of distant dependents. To break free of the resulting downward spiral of homogenization and self-focus, Napier suggests that we instead adopt a new defining concept based on embryology, in which development and self-growth take place through a process of incorporation and transformation. In this effort he suggests that we have much to learn from non-Western peoples, such as the Balinese, whose ritual practices require them to take on the considerable risk of injecting into their selves the potential dangers of otherness—and in so doing ultimately strengthen themselves as well as their society. The Age of Immunology, with its combination of philosophy, history, and cultural inquiry, will be seen as a manifesto for a new age and a new way of thinking about the world and our place in it.

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.

The Immunologic Revolution

The Immunologic Revolution
Author: Andor Szentivanyi,Herman Friedman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1993-10-25
ISBN 10: 9780849347221
ISBN 13: 084934722X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immunologic Revolution Book Review:

This unique volume contains reviews by some of the most prominent immunologists in the world. The authors present vital facts for each of their areas of expertise and provide individual perspectives on how their own contributions were developed and how these contributions influenced general immunological thinking and development. This impressive collection of personal reviews by these internationally renowned immunologists makes The Immunologic Revolution an important and lasting contribution to the entire biomedical community.

Textbook of Immunology

Textbook of Immunology
Author: SK Mohanty,Sunil Kumar Mohanty,K Sai Leela
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-11-30
ISBN 10: 9350904748
ISBN 13: 9789350904749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Immunology Book Review:

This new edition has been fully revised to provide the most up to date information in the field of immunology. Beginning with a brief history of the subject, the following chapters cover all aspects of immunology, from basic immunity and antigens, to immunodeficiency disorders including HIV, tumour immunology, and transplantation immunology. This concise second edition is highly illustrated with detailed graphics, colour diagrams, charts and tables, and each chapter features study questions and suggestions for further reading. Key points Fully revised, second edition, providing latest information on complete field of immunology Highly illustrated with graphics, diagrams, charts and tables Study questions and further reading suggestions included in each chapter Previous edition published in 2007

Globalisation Of Variolation The Overlooked Origins Of Immunity For Smallpox In The 18th Century

Globalisation Of Variolation  The Overlooked Origins Of Immunity For Smallpox In The 18th Century
Author: Grant Alicia
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 1786345862
ISBN 13: 9781786345868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation Of Variolation The Overlooked Origins Of Immunity For Smallpox In The 18th Century Book Review:

Devastating epidemics of untreatable smallpox caused not only deaths but dire disfigurements of face and body as well as one third of all blindness. In the 20th century mortality was estimated at 300 million up to 1978, the year it was proclaimed to be eradicated. Historically, the fact has been overlooked, often forgotten, that the preventative practice of variolation for smallpox was widely adopted internationally during the 18th century and was the precursor to refinement as cowpox vaccination. Never previously traced was the extensive global adoption of the technique or the impetus for this transmission and how, in these countries of its adoption, variolation was the prime mover for a national concept of public health with the establishment of free institutions. The global adoption of the first invasive medical prophylaxis for any disease, the origin of immunity, deserves its place in history.

Citrus

Citrus
Author: Pierre Laszlo
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10: 0226470288
ISBN 13: 9780226470283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citrus Book Review:

Laszlo traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe, from southeast Asia in 4000 BC to modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers inroduced the fruit to the Americas. This book explores the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and art.

The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus

The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus
Author: Florian Ebeling
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 0801464889
ISBN 13: 9780801464881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus Book Review:

"Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to Stoicism, to Gnostic ideas, and even to certain Aristotelian doctrines. The Gnostic, the esoteric, the Platonist, or the deist has each been able to find something familiar in the writings. One just had to have a penchant for remote antiquity, for the idea of a Golden Age, in order for Hermeticism, with its aura of an ancient Egyptian revelation, to have enjoyed such outstanding success."—from the Introduction Hermes Trismegistus, "thrice-great Hermes," emerged from the amalgamation of the wisdom gods Hermes and Thoth and is one of the most enigmatic figures of intellectual history. Since antiquity, the legendary "wise Egyptian" has been considered the creator of several mystical and magical writings on such topics as alchemy, astrology, medicine, and the transcendence of God. Philosophers of the Renaissance celebrated Hermes Trismegistus as the founder of philosophy, Freemasons called him their forefather, and Enlightenment thinkers championed religious tolerance in his name. To this day, Hermes Trismegistus is one of the central figures of the occult—his name is synonymous with the esoteric. In this scholarly yet accessible introduction to the history of Hermeticism and its mythical founder, Florian Ebeling provides a concise overview of the Corpus Hermeticum and other writings attributed to Hermes. He traces the impact of Christian and Muslim versions of the figure in medieval Europe, the power of Hermeticism and Paracelsian belief in Renaissance thought, the relationship to Pietism and to Freemasonry in early modern Europe, and the relationship to esotericism and semiotics in the modern world.

Yeast Research

Yeast Research
Author: James A. Barnett,Linda Barnett
Publsiher: American Society for Microbiology Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 1555815162
ISBN 13: 9781555815165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yeast Research Book Review:

The comprehensive history of yeast research. • Traces the growing understanding of yeasts and their role in the evolution of microbiology, biochemistry, cytology, and genetics. • Details how findings in yeast research were used to overcome complex problems and to develop currently accepted scientific concepts and methods. • Emphasizes experimental evidence, by reproducing many figures from the original researchers’ work as well as illustrations of the equipment they used. The book is enlivened with images of many of the scientists and offers accounts of notable incidents in the lives of some of them. • Serves as a resource for microbiology, biochemistry, or general biology students.

The Experimental Foundations of Modern Immunology

The Experimental Foundations of Modern Immunology
Author: William R. Clark
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 453
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4499534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry
Author: J. L. Atwood,University Research Professor Department of Chemistry Jerry L Atwood,Jonathan W. Steed
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1670
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780824747244
ISBN 13: 0824747240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry Book Review:

Covers the fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry; supramolecular advancements and methods in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental and materials science and engineering, physics, computer science, and applied mathematics.