Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession by Arthur M. SilversteinPaul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession by Arthur M. Silverstein

Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession

byArthur M. SilversteinEditorArthur M. Silverstein

Hardcover | October 5, 2001

Pricing and Purchase Info

$173.96 online 
$187.95 list price save 7%
Earn 870 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsessiondescribes 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
Title:Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent ObsessionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:202 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0126437653

ISBN - 13:9780126437652

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

List of Plates.
Introduction by Sir Gustav Nossal.
The Background to Ehrlich's Immunology: Origins of the Receptor Theory.
On Ricin and Abrin: Quantitation Enters Immunity Research.
The Value of Mother's Milk: The Founding of Pediatric Immunology.
The Standardization of Toxins and Antitoxins.
The Toxin-Antitoxin Reaction: Theory Outpaces Data.
The Side-Chain Theory of Antibody Formation.
Immune Hemolysis: Bordet Challenges Ehrlich.
New Scientific Challenges.
Ehrlich's Scientific Style.
Appendix A. Paul Ehrlich's Honors.
Appendix B. Paul Ehrlich's Scientific Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

" gives a rich and detailed overview of the intellectual development of Ehrlich's immunology"-MEDICAL HISTORY (April 2003)