Book ID: CBB000100274

Singular Selves: Historical Issues and Contemporary Debates in Immunology (2001)


Moulin, Anne Marie (Editor)
Cambrosio, Alberto (Editor)


Publication Date: 2001
Physical Details: 303 pp., illus., figs., tables, indexes
Language: English

Description Based on papers presented at “Immunology: Historical Issues and Contemporary Debates”, June 4-6, 1998, Saint-Julien-en-Beaujolais, France. Contents: Anne-Marie Moulin; Alberto Cambrosio: Introduction. Michael Potter: Myeloma porteins and antibodies, Leslie B. Brent: Tolerance revisited. Melvin Cohn: Logic of the Self-Nonself distinction. Kenneth F. Schaffner: Assisting immunologists to examine the philosophical foundations and implications of the new theories of tolerance. Patrick Triadon: The immunological approach to classification of leukemias. Arthur M. Silverstein: Receptor immunology: The origins of Paul Ehrlich's guiding principle. Eileen Crist; Alfred I. Tauber: The phagocyte, the antibody, and agency in immunity: Contending turn of the century approaches. Angela N. H. Creager: From blood fractions to antibody structure: Gamma globulin research growing out of World War II. Mark Jackson: Between skepticism and wild enthusiasm: The chequered history of allergen immunotherapy in Britain. Jennifer Stanton: Vaccine viability and the shifting fortunes of Hepatitis B immunization. Ed Cohen: Figuring immunity: Towards the genealogy of a metaphor. Philippe Menut: The Lübeck catastrophe and its consequences for anti-tuberculosis BCG vaccination. Dominque Frommel: Immunology in developing countries: A distorted image. Daniel Jacob: Contemporary and prototypic figures of immunology in the medical press. Anne-Marie Moulin: Multiple Splendor. The one and many versions of the immune system. Alfred I. Tauber. Tales of neglected (or phaned) historiographies. Peter Keating: Georges Canguilhem's “On the normal and the pathological”: A restatement and a commentary. Alberto Cambrosio: On the coexistence of multiple time frames in historical accounts of immunology. Thomas Söderqvist: Immunology à la Plutarch--biographies of immunologists as an ethical genre.

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Authors & Contributors
Mudry, Philippe
Bianchi, Olivier
Castaldo, Daniela
Stok, Fabio
Mazzini, Innocenzo
Van der Eijik, Philip J.
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Social History of Medicine
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Université de Nantes
Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Other Press
Walter de Gruyter
Wallstein Verlag
Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių biblioteka
Philosophy of medicine
Controversies and disputes
Conference proceedings
Ehrlich, Paul
Aurelianus, Caelius
Smith, Theobald
Hobbes, Thomas
Wallis, John
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
21st century
17th century
United States

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