A History of Immunology by Arthur M. Silverstein

By Arthur M. Silverstein

This can be a professional-level highbrow background of the improvement of immunology from approximately 1720 to approximately 1970. starting with the paintings and insights of the early immunologists within the 18th century, Silverstein lines the improvement of the main rules that have shaped immunology right down to the maturation of the self-discipline within the decade following the second one international battle. Emphasis is put on the philosophic and sociologic weather of the medical milieu within which immunology has constructed, supplying a history to the wide tradition of the self-discipline.

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* A professional-level highbrow background of the improvement of immunology from approximately 1720 to 1970, with emphasis put on the social weather of the medical milieu during which glossy immunology evolved
* Written by way of an writer rather well identified either as a historian of scientific technological know-how and for his titanic study contributions to the immunopathology of the eye
* the single entire background of immunology to be had

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C. Mather, The Angel of Bethesda (1724) (G. ). Am. Antiquarian Soc, Barre, Massachusetts, 1972. Mather's theory of acquired immunity in smallpox has been discussed in Chapter 1. 14. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letters and Worh, Vol. I, pp. 308-309; quoted in R. Halsband,/. Hist. Med. 8, 390 (1953). 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.

Joubert, and C. Chamberland, C. R. Hebd. Seances Acad. Sei 86, 1037 (1878). 13. L. Pasteur, C. R. Hebd. Seances Acad. Sei. 90, 239, 952 (1880). 14. W. R. Le Fanu, personal communication, 1977. 15. J. Hunter, A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-shot Wounds. Webster, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1823. 16. J. Baron, Life of Edward Jenner. Colburn, London, 1838. See also W. R. Le Fanu, Edward Jenner. Harvey & Blythe, London, 1951. 17. H. E. Sigerist, A History of Medicine, Vol. I, Chap. 2.

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