The Immune Self
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Immune Self by Alfred I. Tauber
Book DescriptionThis is one of the first books in a new series that will publish the very best work in the philosophy of biology. The series will be non-sectarian in character, will extend across the broadest range of topics, and will be genuinely interdisciplinary. The Immune Self is a critical study of immunology from its origins at the end of the nineteenth century to its contemporary formulation. The book offers the first extended philosophical critique of immunology, in which the function of the term 'self' that underlies the structure of current immune theory is analysed. However, this analysis is carefully integrated into a broad survey of the major scientific developments in immunology, a discussion of their historical context, and a review of the conceptual arguments that have moulded this sophisticated modern science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521574433
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Generation of Diversity, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Alfred I. Tauber
An examination of one of the major problems of immunology: how cells of the immune system produce millions of distinct antibodies, and produce them on demand. The book explores clonal selection theory, its explanation of genetic instructions in cells and looks at the impact of new techniques.
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