The Resource Immunity : how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine, Luba Vikhanski

Immunity : how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine, Luba Vikhanski

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Immunity : how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine
Title
Immunity
Title remainder
how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
Luba Vikhanski
Title variation
How Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Around Christmas of 1882, while peering through a microscope at starfish larvae in which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a brilliant insight: what if the mobile cells he saw gathering around the thorns were nothing but a healing force in action? Metchnikoff's daring theory of immunity--that voracious cells he called phagocytes formed the first line of defense against invading bacteria--would eventually earn the scientist a Nobel Prize, shared with his archrival, as well as the unofficial moniker "Father of Natural Immunity." But first he had to win over skeptics, especially those who called his theory "an oriental fairy tale." Using previously inaccessible archival materials, author Luba Vikhanski chronicles Metchnikoff's remarkable life and discoveries in the first modern biography of this hero of medicine. Metchnikoff was a towering figure in the scientific community of the early twentieth century, a tireless humanitarian who, while working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, also strived to curb the spread of cholera, syphilis, and other deadly diseases. In his later years, he startled the world with controversial theories on longevity, launching a global craze for yogurt, and pioneered research into gut microbes and aging. Though Metchnikoff was largely forgotten for nearly a hundred years, Vikhanski documents a remarkable revival of interest in his ideas on immunity and on the gut flora in the science of the twenty-first century
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vikhanski, Luba
Dewey number
616.97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QR180.72.M48
LC item number
V55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metchnikoff, Elie
  • Immunologists
  • Immunologists
  • Immunology
  • Immunologists
  • Immunology
  • France
  • Ukraine
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Immunity : how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine, Luba Vikhanski
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) 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
Control code
ocn922631725
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613731109
Lccn
2015050225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922631725
  • (Sirsi) a1923328
Label
Immunity : how Elie Metchnikoff changed the course of modern medicine, Luba Vikhanski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) 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
Control code
ocn922631725
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613731109
Lccn
2015050225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922631725
  • (Sirsi) a1923328

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