By Arthur M. Silverstein
It is a professional-level highbrow background of the improvement of immunology from approximately 1720 to approximately 1970. starting with the paintings and insights of the early immunologists within the 18th century, Silverstein lines the advance of the foremost rules that have shaped immunology all the way down to the maturation of the self-discipline within the decade following the second one global conflict. Emphasis is put on the philosophic and sociologic weather of the medical milieu during which immunology has constructed, supplying a heritage to the vast tradition of the self-discipline.
* A professional-level highbrow historical past of the improvement of immunology from approximately 1720 to 1970, with emphasis put on the social weather of the clinical milieu within which glossy immunology evolved
* Written by means of an writer rather well recognized either as a historian of scientific technological know-how and for his sizeable examine contributions to the immunopathology of the eye
* the single entire heritage of immunology to be had
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Allied Sei. 42, 147 (1987)] have speculated that in fact only a mild form of smallpox, akin to Variola minor, existed in Europe prior to the seventeenth century. 25. Avicennae Arabum Medicorum Principis, Latin translation by Gerard of Cremona, Vol. II, pp. 7 2 - 7 3 . Venice, 1608. 26. Hieronymus Mercurialis, De Morbis Puerorum, Book I, pp. 17-21. Basel, 1584. 27. Antonius Portus, quoted in G. Miller, The Adoption of Inoculation for Smallpox in England and France, p. 244. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1959.
And when these have been impregnated, and delivered of their morbid Foetus, there is an End of them . . Upon this Account no Man can possibly . . be infected with any of the respective Distempers any more than once. Fuller's argument speaks elegantly for itself and would appear to explain all of the known phenomenology of smallpox. Contagion and a specific etiological agent are represented by the male element that comes from without and specifically fertilizes the female elements (the ovula) that reside innately within each of us.
Avicennae Arabum Medicorum Principis, Latin translation by Gerard of Cremona, Vol. II, pp. 7 2 - 7 3 . Venice, 1608. 26. Hieronymus Mercurialis, De Morbis Puerorum, Book I, pp. 17-21. Basel, 1584. 27. Antonius Portus, quoted in G. Miller, The Adoption of Inoculation for Smallpox in England and France, p. 244. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1959. 28. J. Kirkpatrick, The Analysis of Inoculation, p. 41. London, 1754. 29. F. H. Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine. Saunders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1917.
A History of Immunology by Arthur M. Silverstein