The Resource Species and specificity : an interpretation of the history of immunology, Pauline M.H. Mazumdar

Species and specificity : an interpretation of the history of immunology, Pauline M.H. Mazumdar

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Species and specificity : an interpretation of the history of immunology
Title
Species and specificity
Title remainder
an interpretation of the history of immunology
Statement of responsibility
Pauline M.H. Mazumdar
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the first hundred years of its history, immunology was mired in the problems of species and specificity both in research and in practice. The old botanical dispute about the nature of species, which has its roots in classical Western thought, reappeared in the late nineteenth century in the disputes of the bacteriologists, and subsequently of their students, the immunologists, immunochemists, and blood group geneticists. The argument centered on the question of unity and diversity. Proponents of unity insisted on the continuity of nature, while those of diversity emphasized the separation and definition of individual species. In the course of this controversy, Pauline Mazumdar argues, five generations of scientific protagonists waged a bitter intellectual war that defined the structure of immunological thought during the first half of the twentieth century
  • Their science was designed only in part to wrest an answer from nature: it was at least as important to wring an admission of defeat from their opponents. One of the key figures in the debate was the Austrian immunochemist Karl Landsteiner, whose career provides the central focus for Mazumdar's account. His unitarian views excluded him from promotion within European institutions, where the specificity and pluralism espoused by Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich were entrenched. Landsteiner himself was forced into a kind of exile at Rockefeller University in New York. Though Landsteiner won a Nobel prize for his work, his inability to gain more widespread acceptance of his views caused him to view his life as a failure
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazumdar, Pauline M. H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR182
LC item number
.M39 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 A-030
  • QW 511.1
NLM item number
M476s 1995
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immunology
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Species Specificity
  • Immunologie
  • Immunology
  • Immunologie
  • Allergologie
  • IMUNOLOGIA (HISTÓRIA)
  • Immunologie
  • Immunologie
  • Geschichte 1850-1950
Label
Species and specificity : an interpretation of the history of immunology, Pauline M.H. Mazumdar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Johns Hopkins University, 1976)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-431) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Unitarians: Matthias Schleiden and Carl von Nageli -- 2. The Linnaeans: Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch -- 3. The Dominance of Specificity: Koch and His Adversaries -- 4. The History of Nineteenth-century Bacteriology from This Point of View -- 5. Dichotomy and Classification in the Thought of Paul Ehrlich -- 6. Max von Gruber and Paul Ehrlich -- 7. Max von Gruber and Karl Landsteiner -- 8. Unity, Simplicity, Continuity: The Philosophy of Ernst Mach -- 9. Structural and Physical Chemistry in the Late Nineteenth Century -- 10. Ehrlich's Chemistry and Its Opponents: i. The Dissociation Theory of Arrhenius and Madsen -- 11. Ehrlich's Chemistry and Its Opponents: ii. The Colloid Theory of Landsteiner and Pauli -- 12. Ehrlich's Chemistry and Its Opponents: iii. The New Structural Chemistry of Landsteiner and Pick -- 13. The Decline and Persistence of Ehrlich's Chemical Theory: Landsteiner Surrenders Vienna
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780521431729
Lccn
93031219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28675586
  • (OCoLC)ocm28675586
Label
Species and specificity : an interpretation of the history of immunology, Pauline M.H. Mazumdar
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Johns Hopkins University, 1976)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Unitarians: Matthias Schleiden and Carl von Nageli -- 2. The Linnaeans: Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch -- 3. The Dominance of Specificity: Koch and His Adversaries -- 4. The History of Nineteenth-century Bacteriology from This Point of View -- 5. Dichotomy and Classification in the Thought of Paul Ehrlich -- 6. Max von Gruber and Paul Ehrlich -- 7. Max von Gruber and Karl Landsteiner -- 8. Unity, Simplicity, Continuity: The Philosophy of Ernst Mach -- 9. Structural and Physical Chemistry in the Late Nineteenth Century -- 10. Ehrlich's Chemistry and Its Opponents: i. The Dissociation Theory of Arrhenius and Madsen -- 11. Ehrlich's Chemistry and Its Opponents: ii. The Colloid Theory of Landsteiner and Pauli -- 12. Ehrlich's Chemistry and Its Opponents: iii. The New Structural Chemistry of Landsteiner and Pick -- 13. The Decline and Persistence of Ehrlich's Chemical Theory: Landsteiner Surrenders Vienna
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780521431729
Lccn
93031219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28675586
  • (OCoLC)ocm28675586

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