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Metchnikoff and the origins of immunology : from metaphor to theory

Author: Alfred I Tauber; Leon Chernyak
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Series: Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical study of the work of Elie Metchnikoff, the founding father of modern immunology. It explores Metchnikoff's development as an embryologist, showing how it prepared him to propose his theory  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Elie Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikoff; Il·ja I Mečnikov; Ilʹja I Mečnikov
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred I Tauber; Leon Chernyak
ISBN: 019506447X 9780195064476
OCLC Number: 22906314
Description: xviii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Scott Gilbert --
Metchnikoff's Early Embryology --
Metchnikoff's Embryological Studies after 1872 --
The Problem of Evolution in Metchnikoff's Works --
Metchnikoff's Emerging Concept of Inflammation --
The Phagocytosis Theory and Its Reception --
The Phagocyte Eclipsed --
Epilogue: From Metaphor to Theory --
Morphologists versus Darwinians, the Modern Debate --
Current Views of Phagocyte Function.
Series Title: Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Responsibility: Alfred I. Tauber, Leon Chernyak.
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Tauber and Chernyak have produced a scholarly and detailed study of the origins of the deep and long controversy between the cellular and humoral basis of immunity. Fred S. Rosen, Harvard Medical Read more...

 
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