Arthur M. Silverstein's A History of Immunology PDF

By Arthur M. Silverstein

ISBN-10: 012643770X

ISBN-13: 9780126437706

It is a professional-level highbrow background of the advance of immunology from approximately 1720 to approximately 1970. starting with the paintings and insights of the early immunologists within the 18th century, Silverstein strains the improvement of the foremost rules that have shaped immunology all the way down to the maturation of the self-discipline within the decade following the second one global conflict. Emphasis is put on the philosophic and sociologic weather of the medical milieu within which immunology has constructed, supplying a historical past to the huge tradition of the self-discipline.

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* A professional-level highbrow heritage of the advance of immunology from approximately 1720 to 1970, with emphasis put on the social weather of the medical milieu within which sleek immunology evolved
* Written by means of an writer rather well recognized either as a historian of scientific technological know-how and for his monstrous examine contributions to the immunopathology of the eye
* the one whole background of immunology on hand

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Be infected with any of the respective Distempers any more than once. Fuller's argument speaks elegantly for itself and would appear to explain all of the known phenomenology of smallpox. Contagion and a specific etiological agent are represented by the male element that comes from without and specifically fertilizes the female elements (the ovula) that reside innately within each of us. As with all seeds, once germinated and sprouted, the specific seeds of that disease are depleted, and thenceforth new etiological agents will fall upon sterile soil.

15. C. Maitland, Account of Inoculating the Small Pox. London, 1722. 16. Voltaire, Sur l'insertion de la petite vérole (1727). , pp. 130-151. Gustave Lanson, Paris, 1924. "Cette dame [Lady Mary] de retour à Londres fit part de son expérience à la Princesse de Galles" 17. G. Miller, Putting Lady Mary in her place: A discussion of historical causation. Bull. Hist. Med. 55, 2 (1981). See also Miller, ref. 6. 18. "Dictionary of Scientific Biography," Vol. XII, pp. 456 ff. 19. M. E. Boretius, Special-Nachricht von der neuen Invention der Inoculationis variolarum, oder des Blatter-Peltzens, wie solche in London exerciret worden.

Prakt. Chem. May (1879); cited in Sirotinin, Z. Hyg. 4, 262 (1888). 48. A. Chauveau, C. R. Hebd. Seances Acad. Sei. 89,498 (1880); 90, 1526 (1880); 91, 148 (1880). 49. See Chapter 5 and H. Zinsser, Infection and Resistance. Macmillan, New York, 1914. 50. P. M. H. Mazumdar, Bull. Hist. Med. 48, 1 (1974). See also P. M. H. Mazumdar, Karl Landsteiner and the Problem of Species, 1838-1968. Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1976. 51. E. von Behring, Centralbl. Klin. Med. 9, 681 (1888).

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