Written by an immunologist, this book traces the concept of immunity
from ancient times up to the present day, examining how changing concepts
and technologies have affected the course of the science.
It shows how the personalities of scientists and even political and social
factors influenced both theory and practice in the field. With fascinating
stories of scientific disputes and shifting scientific trends, each chapter
examines an important facet of this discipline that has been so central to
the development of modern biomedicine. With its biographical dictionary of
important scientists, its lists of significant discoveries and books, this
volume will provide the most complete historical reference in the field.
* Written in an elegant style by long-time practicing immunologist
* Discusses the changing theories and technologies that guided the field
* Tells of the exciting disputes among prominent scientists
* Lists all the important discoveries and books in the field
* Explains in detail the many Nobel prize-winning contributions of immunologists
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