A commotion in the blood : life, death, and the immune system


Format:
Book


Secondary title:
The Sloan technology series; Variation: Sloan technology series.


Author(s):
Hall, Stephen S.


Keyword(s):
Immunotherapy -- Popular works. Immune system -- Popular works. Immunotherapy -- Popular Works. Immune System -- Popular Works. Immunotherapie. Filosofie.


Year:
1997


Pages:
xiv, 544 p.


Publisher:
Henry Holt


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
36178956


Label:
Box 130


Notes:
ill. ; 25 cm. Prologue: "shooting rubber bands at the stars" -- 1. The occasional miracle -- "Laudable pus" -- "The man who does the most work does the best work" -- Bleak house -- The method of choice -- The Coley phenomenon -- 2. The patron saint of cytokines -- In search of an interferon -- Lymphodrek -- "The cloning of interferon and other mistakes" -- "One of my best known accidents" -- 3. The rise of the T cell chauvinists -- The silk purse years -- The rise of the T cell chauvinists -- To be in motion -- The end of the beginning? -- "There's just so much you can learn from a mouse" -- 4. In vivo veritas -- "One plus one equals ten" -- "Beautiful living things" -- "Dr. Levy's favorite guinea pig" -- A piece of misleading news -- The next great magic bullet -- Epilogue: Metaphors, manic depression, and the "C" word -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-515) and index. Blood Stephen S. Hall. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: RM276; Dewey: 616.07/9; NLM: 1997 K-328; QW 940


ISBN:
ISBN: 0805037969 (alk. paper); 9780805037968 (alk. paper); National Library: 9716539 LCCN: 97-404


Edition:
1st


Research notes:
Dust jacket flap at p. 540


Abstract:
Traces the history of immunotherapy from the late-nineteenth century to the present day.


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