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Pathology Reviews · 1989

  • Emanuel Rubin
  • Ivan Damjanov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Cell and Metabolic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Glew, Alakananda Basu, Karen L. LaMarco, Elizabeth M. Prence
      Pages 3-23
    3. Eduardo M. Castaño, Blas Frangione
      Pages 25-35
    4. Mary E. Sunday, Lee M. Kaplan, Etsuro Motoyama, William W. Chin, Eliot R. Spindel
      Pages 55-74
  3. Inflammation and Immunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Gérald J. Prud’homme, Nollaig A. Parfrey
      Pages 117-131
    3. Rebecca R. Sandborg, James E. Smolen
      Pages 133-153
    4. Jean L. Olson, Robert H. Heptinstall
      Pages 155-169
    5. J. Michael Munro, Ramzi S. Cotran
      Pages 171-183
  4. Tumor Biology

  5. Advances in Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. John S. Coon, Alan L. Landay, Ronald S. Weinstein
      Pages 249-275
    3. R. Andrew Cuthbertson, Gordon K. Klintworth
      Pages 277-295
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book

Introduction

on the theories of Planck and Einstein. Rather, until The concept that human disease is a specialized branch of biology is universally accepted today, but in the mid-20th century, the accretion of individual historical perspective, is actually of recent origin. At examples of the biological nature of disease processes provided the framework for an evolutionary change in one time, the heliocentric theories of astronomy and the metallurgic transmutations of alchemy had their thinking. The new psychological and philosophical milieu provided the basis for an unprecedented accel­ counterparts in magical and vitalistic approaches to eration in the pace of biomedical research. It is clear human disease. Any relation between disease of humans and that of animals was not only unacceptable that the biological revolution of the last 35 years was made possible not only by technological advances and intellectually, but abhorrent theologically. Humans (and their diseases) were unique, and biology was the innovative analytical methods, but also by an intellec­ domain of those who studied animals and plants. tual emphasis on the unity of biological processes. The unification of biology and the study of human High school students are now aware that there is much disease, though begun some centuries ago, was con­ to be learned about the human condition by studying spicuously stimulated by the work of Darwin, and bacterial DNA, the chloroplasts of green leaves, or the reached its full flower in this century. For example, kinetics of enzymes in vitro.

Keywords

cancer cell mutation pathogenesis tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Emanuel Rubin
    • 1
  • Ivan Damjanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Cell BiologyJefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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