Immunology of Human Infection

Part I: Bacteria, Mycoplasmae, Chlamydiae, and Fungi

  • André J. Nahmias
  • Richard J. O’Reilly

Part of the Comprehensive Immunology book series (COMIMUN, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Bacteria

    1. Alan A. Glynn
      Pages 1-24
    2. Arthur J. Ammann
      Pages 25-46
    3. Lewis W. Wannamaker
      Pages 47-92
    4. Jan Verhoef, Phillip K. Peterson, Paul G. Quie
      Pages 93-111
    5. E. Richard Moxon
      Pages 113-138
    6. Martha L. Lepow, Ronald Gold
      Pages 139-155
    7. Stephen I. Morse
      Pages 157-170
    8. Lane Barksdale
      Pages 171-199
    9. Robert J. North
      Pages 201-219
    10. W. Lee Hand, James W. Smith
      Pages 221-247
    11. Myron M. Levine, Richard B. Hornick
      Pages 249-290
    12. Richard A. Finkelstein
      Pages 291-315
    13. Dan Danielsson, Dwight W. Lambe Jr.
      Pages 317-343
    14. Maurice J. Lefford
      Pages 345-368
    15. Ward E. Bullock
      Pages 369-390
    16. Peter L. Perine
      Pages 391-413
  3. Mycoplasmas

    1. Gerald W. Fernald, Wallace A. Clyde Jr., Floyd W. Denny
      Pages 415-439
  4. Chlamydiae

    1. Hayes C. Lamont, Roger L. Nichols
      Pages 441-474
  5. Fungi

    1. Dexter H. Howard
      Pages 475-494
    2. Sarah F. Grappel
      Pages 495-524
    3. J. M. A. Wilton, T. Lehner
      Pages 525-559
    4. J. Pepys
      Pages 561-584
    5. Richard D. Diamond
      Pages 585-633
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 635-651

About this book


When we were first approached by the senior editors of this series to edit a book on interactions between the host and infectious agents, we accepted this offer as an exciting challenge. The only condition, readily agreed upon, was that such a book should focus on the immunology of infections in humans. Our reasons, if not biases, were severalfold. We sensed that the fields of microbiology and im­ munology, which had diverged as each was focusing on its individual search, were coming together. In agreement with the opinions expressed by Dr. Richard Krause in the Introduction, we strongly believed that the development of the immune system evolved in response to infectious agents and that the evolution of these agents was influenced in turn by the character of the host's responses. An inten­ sive examination of the multitude of primitive or more recently developed host defense mechanisms to determine their relative contribution to man's resistance to a given infectious agent appeared to us to be of crucial basic and practical interest. Many immune mechanisms studied in animals were being explored in humans and it appeared timely to focus particularly on what was known about man's resistance to infectious agents, correlating this information with lessons learned from relevant experiments in animal models.


immune system immunology infection infections microbiology resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • André J. Nahmias
    • 1
  • Richard J. O’Reilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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