Arthur M. Silverstein's A History of Immunology PDF

By Arthur M. Silverstein

ISBN-10: 012643770X

ISBN-13: 9780126437706

This can be a professional-level highbrow historical past 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 most important principles that have shaped immunology all the way 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 clinical milieu within which immunology has built, delivering a history to the extensive 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 clinical milieu within which sleek immunology evolved
* Written by way of an writer rather well recognized either as a historian of scientific technology and for his enormous study contributions to the immunopathology of the eye
* the one whole background of immunology to be had

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V, p. 308. Petavii, 1728. 40. L. S par ham, Reasons Against the Practice of Inoculating the Small Pox, p. 20. London,1722. 41. C. M. de la Condamine, A Discourse on Inoculation (M. ). Vaillant, London, 1755. 42. A. Gatti, Réflexions sur les préjugés qui s'opposent aux progrès et à la perfection de l'inoculation. Musier, Bruxelles, 1764. See also A. Gatti, New Observations on Inoculations (M. ). Vaillant, London, 1768. 43. L. Pasteur, C. Chamberland, and E. Roux, C. R. Hebd. Seances Acad. Sei. 90, 239 (1880).

In a book notably in advance of its times in its view of infection, resistance, and disease and in its attempt to cut through the often meaningless jargon of contemporary medicine, Gatti compared smallpox infection and acquired immunity to a body that a single spark can set afire, but that has thenceforth become "incombustible" although surrounded by flames. " LOUIS PASTEUR,1880 T h e rise of modern bacteriology in the 1870s, thanks principally to the studies of Pasteur and Robert Koch, provided for the first time a well-established etiological agent for infectious diseases, which could be studied both in vivo and in vitro.

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.

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