Author: Johannsen W (Wilhelm)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-07
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Anthony R. Rees
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-10-30
The Antibody Molecule follows the extraordinary journey of the medics and scientists who shaped the course of medical advances in the field of immunology. One of the oldest of the medical sciences, immunology has a history that has seen chemists, physicists and biologists alike seeking to unravel the most complex system in the human body outside the brain. This book charts its intriguing history, from the genetic basis of antibody diversity, through the understanding of the mechanism by which the immune system's first line of defence works, to breakthroughs in crystallography and the exploitation of immunoglobulins as therapeutic platforms to treat cancer, inflammation and allergy. Tracing the developments in immunology in chronological order, Professor Anthony R. Rees presents the historical contexts of the periods in rich detail, bringing them to life with quotes and illustrations. This fascinating book examines the literature of the time, turning points, and controversies. A must read for immunologists and life scientists, as well as historians of science and medicine.
Author: Mary Ann Gardell Cutter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-03-09
This volume will be of interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers, medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policymakers. The book provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease. It includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease.
Author: Erich Saling
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Perinatal medicine came into being during the middle of the 20th century, when human medicine entered the intrauterine space. This book presents in an integrative way the history of the still young speciality. The main emphasis is on the time period up to the early 70s when the major changes e.g. Cardiotocography took place. Both scientific precursors and later developments are mentioned shortly, when appropriate. Many chapters of this book represent a unique eyewitness report by Prof. Erich Saling, the so-called "Father of Perinatal Medicine".
Author: H. Kalter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Why Efforts to Expand the Meaning of "Teratogen" Are Unacceptable Disagreement about nomenclature in teratology is not new. Dissent even about the very fabric of the discipline-what congenital malformations consist of-has often been voiced. Time, instead of resolving such diffi culties, has sometimes worsened them. For example, in the past it was agreed that congenital malforma tions are abnormalities of structure present at birth, but differences of opinion concerning where the line between normal and abnormal was to be drawn prevailed. It was obvious that, in order to discover the causes of congenital malformations and cast strategies for their prevention, it would be necessary to have knowledge of the baseline of their frequency, and that this required uniformity of definition of terms. Since malfor mations of primary social concern are those having grave outcomes (and are, paradoxically, also the commonest ones), it is logical that such condi tions were the first consideration of investigators and were the defects whose frequency was considered to comprise the required baseline.
Author: K. Saller
Release Date: 2013-03-08
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