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 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 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: 2018-05-11
ISBN 10: 9780128161456
ISBN 13: 0128161450
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 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.

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology
Author: Alfred I. Tauber,Leon Chernyak
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 019506447X
ISBN 13: 9780195064476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology Book Review:

"Important. . . .This book comes at an opportune time because it shows us that to understand the origins of immunology, we must look into the profound intellectual and social changes that were occurring in the 19th century." --New England Journal of Medicine

History of the Basel Institute for Immunology

History of the Basel Institute for Immunology
Author: Ivan Lefkovits
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9783318059342
ISBN 13: 331805934X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Basel Institute for Immunology Book Review:

Lectures, Parties, and Nobel Prizes: living and researching at the Basel Institute for Immunology By the early seventies of the 20th century, the Basel Institute for Immunology had become one of the largest - and certainly the most prominent - immunology institutes in the world. Its lean structure was highly successful, and the quality of the research and its reputation remained outstandingly high throughout the three decades it existed. This book describes the institute's history from its conception and the laying of the foundation stone in 1969 by the pharmaceutical company Roche to the triumph of three Nobel Prizes (1984 and 1987) for Niels K. Jerne, Georges K�hler and Susumu Tonegawa. Can all this be portrayed to make the layman understand it and the scientist relish it? Indeed, the book succeeds in tuning in to what fascinates students, advanced researchers and scientists, historians, policy makers and philanthropists alike. The narrative reveals many aspects of the institute's life and also describes all its research and achievements. Immunologists at every level, from beginners to old hands, will find something of interest to them in this history, and some readers will even make use of the huge database (documents, pictures and films) linked to the book by hundreds of QR codes.

Crafting Immunity

Crafting Immunity
Author: Jennifer Keelan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351947893
ISBN 13: 9781351947893
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.

Atlas of Immunology

Atlas of Immunology
Author: Julius M. Cruse,Robert E. Lewis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 3662111969
ISBN 13: 9783662111963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Immunology Book Review:

The Atlas of Immunology is a unique pictorial reference, containing more than 1000 illustrations depicting essentially every important concept in understanding immunology. Diagrams are included for all levels of understanding; some show basic ideas, while others provide a more detailed treatment for specialists.

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

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology

Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology
Author: Julius M. Cruse,Robert E. Lewis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2002-06-19
ISBN 10: 1420039563
ISBN 13: 9781420039566
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 1,200 illustrations that depict every concept of importance, the Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Second Edition p

The Foundations of Immunology and their Pertinence to Medicine

The Foundations of Immunology and their Pertinence to Medicine
Author: Peter Bretscher
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-12-07
ISBN 10: 1460296575
ISBN 13: 9781460296578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foundations of Immunology and their Pertinence to Medicine Book Review:

In The Foundations of Immunology and their Pertinence to Medicine, Peter Bretscher describes how the few foundational concepts of immunology came about. He traces Jenner’s development of safe vaccination against small pox in the 1700’s, and how it led to the recognition of infectious disease by Koch and Pasteur in the 1880’s, and to the discovery of the Principles of Vaccination. The formulation of the Clonal Selection Theory in the 1950’s still provides a foundation for contemporary analysis of the immune system. Peter describes the main, and sometimes conflicting concepts, proposed in the last 50 years as to how immune responses are regulated. He develops a unique framework, and employs this to justify some tested and some speculative strategies to prevent and treat clinical conditions in five areas of medicine: Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Autoimmunity, Allergies and Transplantation. This book provides a platform for discussing contemporary immunological issues accessible to the non-specialist, medical students and medical practitioners. The platform challenges some of todays most popular paradigms. Foundations is written in a clear and jargon-free style.

Between Hope and Fear

Between Hope and Fear
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 Book Review:

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.

Viruses Pandemics and Immunity

Viruses  Pandemics  and Immunity
Author: Arup K. Chakraborty,Andrey Shaw
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0262363453
ISBN 13: 9780262363457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viruses Pandemics and Immunity Book Review:

How viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work. Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-- concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.

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!

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: 0226568148
ISBN 13: 9780226568140
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.

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

The Limits of the Self

The Limits of the Self
Author: Thomas Pradeu
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN 10: 0199775281
ISBN 13: 9780199775286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Limits of the Self Book Review:

Immunology asserts that an individual can be defined through self and nonself. Thomas Pradeu argues that this theory is inadequate, because immune responses to self constituents and immune tolerance of foreign entities are the rule, not the exception.

General Immunology

General Immunology
Author: Edwin L. Cooper
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1483136590
ISBN 13: 9781483136592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Immunology Book Review:

General Immunology provides a general overview of the immune system. It presents topics in immunology from all living groups, treating cells, tissues, organs, and organismal levels of biological organization. The book contains 23 chapters organized into eight sections. Section I serves as an introduction to immunology—a science, a sketch of its history, some of its more recent contributors, something about gathering facts, immunology journals, and the entire biomedical enterprise of which immunology is just a part. Section II is devoted to antigens while Section III examines the immune system in chordates and the ontogeny of the immune system. Section IV on cells of the immune system covers monocytes, macrophages, the three granulocytic types, and mast cells. Section V deals with phagocytosis and the interaction of lymphocytes. Section VI is devoted to antigens in relation to antibody synthesis, antigen-antibody interactions, immunologlobulin structure, and immunologlobulin assembly. Section VII on organs of the immune system examines bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and lymphoid aggregations. Section VIII discusses the evolution of the immune system. This text was written for advanced undergraduates. However, its comprehensiveness makes it useful to immunologists and biologists at all levels as well as medical students and clinicians.