This comprehensive atlas depicts key historical figures and important events related to milestones in the field of immunology. From the origins of immunological study, through to the critical events that have shaped the field into what it is today, this vital collection of immunological data intersects all aspects of biomedical science. In addition to containing over four hundred color and black and white photographs and illustrations, the text details the ways in which immunology has developed key concepts, theories, approaches, and procedures that have affected the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry." "
Table of Contents
Origins of Immunity in Antiquity: Rhazes; Variolation; Lady Mary Wortley Montague; Edward Jenner and Smallpox Vaccination By Cowpox Inoculation. Germ Theories of Disease. Advent of Classical Immunology. Immunochemistry. Complement. Cellular Immunity.Immunobiology and Cellular Immunology. Anaphylaxis. Atopy, Allergy, Arthus and Schwartzman Reactions. Hypersensitivity, Immunopathology, and Serum Sickness. Autoimmunity. Immunohematology. Immunogenetics, Immunologic Tolerance, Transfusion andTransplantation. Tumor Immunology. Immunodeficiency Disease - Congenital and Acquired (AIDS). Immunization Against Infectious Diseases. Cytokines and Chemokines. Immunological Methods. Immunological Societies. Landmarks in the History of Immunology
Julius M. Cruse, B.A., B.S., D.Med.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c., is Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pathology, Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology, Director of Graduate Studies in Pathology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Formerly, Dr. Cruse was Professor of Immunology and of Biology in the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Dr. Cruse graduated in 1958 receiving B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry with honors from the University of Mississippi. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Graz (Austria) Medical Faculty, where he wrote a thesis on Russian tickborne encephalitis virus and received the D.Med.Sc. degree summa cum laude in 1960. On his return to the United States, he entered the M.D., Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, completing his M.D. degree in 1964 and Ph.D. in Pathology (immunopathology) in 1966. Dr. Cruse also trained in Pathology at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis. Dr. Cruse is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association Immunologists (Historian), the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (Historian; Member of Council, 1997-1999; formerly Chairman, Publications Committee [1987-1995]), the Societe Francaise d'Immunologie, the Transplantation Society, and the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, among many others. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (U.K.) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London). He received the Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa in 1999 from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York City. Robert E. Lewis, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology and Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Center in Jackson. Dr. Lewis received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology from the University of Mississippi and earned his Ph.D. in Pathology (Immunopathology) from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Following specialty postdoctoral training at several medical institutions, Dr. Lewis has risen through the academic ranks from Instructor to Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Lewis is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Society for Microbiology, the Canadian Society for Immunology, and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (Chairman, Publications Committee; Member, Board of Directors), among numerous others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K.). Dr. Lewis has been the recipient of a number of research grants in his career and is currently funded by the Wilson Research Foundation for his research on neuroendocrine-immune system interaction in patients with spinal cord injuries."