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
"...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)