Immunology in the Twentieth Century: From Basic Science to Clinical Application grew out of common knowledge that those who survived many of the common infectious diseases rarely contracted the same disease again. This book charts the historical development of this vital branch of medicine in a concise volume, covering both the basic science involved and the clinical applications. Immunology as a distinctive subject developed in the mid-twentieth century as researchers started to understand how the adaptive immune system aids the defense against pathogens. The subject has grown in importance and diversified into specialist fields, such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology.
- Provides a concise overhead of the history of immunology and its applications in medicine
- Includes a discussion of the scientists who were pioneers in landmark discoveries in immunology
- Summarizes the clinical applications of major discoveries
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Domenico Ribatti was born in Andria, Italy, on December 27, 1956. He was awarded his M.D. degree on October 1981, with full marks. In 1983, Dr. Ribatti joined the Medical School as Assistant at the Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Bari. In 1984, he took the specialization in Allergology. In 1989, he spent one year in Geneva, working at the Department of Morphology (Prof. R. Montesano). In 2008, he received the honoris causa degree in Medicine and Pharmacy from the University of Timisoara (Romania). His present position is full professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Bari Medical School. Domenico Ribatti is author of 718 publications as reported in PubMed and contributed to 50 chapters to books. With Dr. Francesco Pezzella, Dr. Ribatti co-edited the book Tumor Vascularization, to be published on February 2020.