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Paul Ehrlichs Receptor Immunology : The Magnificent Obsession - Arthur M Silverstein

Paul Ehrlichs Receptor Immunology

The Magnificent Obsession

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780126437652
Number Of Pages: 202

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This book describes the background to Paul Ehrlich's immunological works and theories and delves into the substance of his experiments in great detail. By exploring these early developments in immunology, the book lays the foundation for modern concepts, providing immunologists, biomedical researchers, and students the context for the discoveries in their field.
the selectionist theory of antibody formation
kinetics of primary and secondary antibody response
quantitative methods of measurement of antigens and antibody
demonstration of passive transfer of immunity from mother to foetus

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"...it gives a rich and detailed overview of the intellectual development of Ehrlich's immunology"-MEDICAL HISTORY (April 2003) "It is a sophisticated, closely argued, and clearly written analysis of Ehrlich's contributions to immunology. The adroit use of a wealth of original sources enriches and strengthens the text." --Robert S. Schwartz M.D. in NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (March 2002)

List of Platesp. IX
Introductionp. XI
Prefacep. XV
The Background to Ehrlich's Immunology: Origins of the Receptor Theoryp. 1
On Ricin and Abrin: Quantitation Enters Immunity Researchp. 15
The Value of Mother's Milk: The Founding of Pediatric Immunologyp. 27
The Standardization of Toxins and Antitoxinsp. 41
The Toxin-Antitoxin Reaction: Theory Outpaces Datap. 55
The Side-Chain Theory of Antibody Formationp. 77
Immune Hemolysis: Bordet Challenges Ehrlichp. 95
New Scientific Challengesp. 123
Ehrlich's Scientific Stylep. 137
Paul Ehrlich's Honorsp. 153
Paul Ehrlich's Scientific Bibliographyp. 157
Name Indexp. 187
Subject Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780126437652
ISBN-10: 0126437653
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.65  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.45