Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession

Hardcover | October 5, 2001

byArthur M. SilversteinEditorArthur M. Silverstein

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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 formationkinetics of primary and secondary antibody responsequantitative methods of measurement of antigens and antibodydemonstration of passive transfer of immunity from mother to foetus

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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 ...

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Paul Ehrlich's Receptor Immunology: The Magnificent Obsession comprises a comprehensive history and exciting analysis of the work of Paul Ehrlich, MD (1854-1915), one of the founding fathers of immunology. A clinician by training, his research marked him as a pioneer experimentalist in hematology, immunology, and chemotherapy. A 1908 N...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:202 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0126437653

ISBN - 13:9780126437652

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.
Introduction by Sir Gustav Nossal.
Preface.
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.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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