Immunology of Human Infection

Part II: Viruses and Parasites; Immunodiagnosis and Prevention of Infectious Diseases

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

Part of the Comprehensive Immunology book series (COMIMUN, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Viruses

    1. Gerald A. Cole, Robert V. Blanden
      Pages 1-19
    2. Steven L. Shore, André J. Nahmias
      Pages 21-72
    3. Russell W. Steele
      Pages 73-88
    4. Stanley A. Plotkin
      Pages 89-115
    5. Peter Gunvén
      Pages 117-134
    6. Lawrence D. Frenkel, Joseph A. Bellanti
      Pages 135-163
    7. R. Ganguly, R. H. Waldman
      Pages 165-184
    8. Robert C. Welliver, Moshe M. Drucker, Pearay L. Ogra
      Pages 185-203
    9. Arie Jeremy Zuckerman
      Pages 205-224
    10. Franklin Pass, Keerti V. Shah
      Pages 225-241
    11. Ronald B. Herberman
      Pages 273-314
  3. Parasites

    1. Irving G. Kagan, Shirley E. Maddison
      Pages 315-325
    2. Jack S. Remington, James L. Krahenbuhl
      Pages 327-371
    3. Walter T. Hughes
      Pages 373-383
    4. G. A. T. Targett
      Pages 385-402
    5. Kenneth S. Warren
      Pages 445-457
    6. G. A. T. Targett
      Pages 459-486
    7. E. J. L. Soulsby
      Pages 487-513
  4. Immunodiagnosis

    1. Robert J. Boackle, Gabriel Virella, An-Chuan Wang, H. Hugh Fudenberg
      Pages 515-543
  5. Immunoprevention

    1. Paul D. Parkman, Hope E. Hopps, Harry M. Meyer Jr.
      Pages 561-583
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 585-603

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 acceptedthis 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 munolgy, 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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1014-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1012-9
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