• Louis Chedid
  • Peter A. Miescher
  • Hans J. Mueller-Eberhard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Louis Chedid
    Pages 1-3
  3. John W. Hadden
    Pages 35-48
  4. André Capron, Daniel Camus
    Pages 49-57
  5. Jacques A. Louis, Paul-Henri Lambert
    Pages 59-72
  6. Teresa L. K. Low, Allan L. Goldstein
    Pages 129-146
  7. E. Tzehoval, S. Segal, Y. Stabinsky, M. Fridkin, Z. Spirer, M. Feldman
    Pages 147-156
  8. P. G. Munder, M. Modolell, R. Andreesen, H. U. Weltzien, O. Westphal
    Pages 177-193
  9. J. Symoens, M. Rosenthal, M. De Brabander, G. Goldstein
    Pages 195-214
  10. L. Chedid, P. A. Miescher
    Pages 229-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-238

About this book


The discovery of specifically acquired immunity which followed the major contributions of Louis Pasteur completely over-shadowed the first studies of the host's natural resistance. Later, the exquisite sensitivity and precision of antigen-antibody reactions made the study of immunochemistry much more attractive than the rather primitive and ambiguous field of non-specific immunity. Neverthe­ less, during the last three decades, a considerable body of informa­ tion was developed and also means by which natural resistance could be enhanced or depressed by exogenous agents such as lipopolysaccharides or BCG. An important advance was the chemical recognition of the biologically active components of these agents which in turn allowed the synthesis or" analogues. More recently, endogenous host products which can play a role in nonspecific immunity, such as thymic hormones, have also been identified, produced and used both experimentally and clinically. It therefore seemed worthwile to Drs. Miescher and Mueller-Eberhard to devote two volumes of Seminars in Immunopathology to the topic of Immunostimuhltion. Because of the good response obtai­ ned from readers, Springer Verlag decided to issue a hard cover book and asked their guest editor to make a preface. Prefaces, although they are found in the opening pages, are always written after the first issue has been completed.


Antigen Immunotherapie autoimmunity bacteria immunotherapy parasite pathology pharmacology resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Chedid
    • 1
  • Peter A. Miescher
    • 2
  • Hans J. Mueller-Eberhard
    • 3
  1. 1.Immunothérapie ExpérimentaleInstitut PasteurParisFrance
  2. 2.Division d’Hématologie du Departement de MédecineHôpital CantonalGenèveSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Molecular ImmunologyScripps Clinic and Research FoundationLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-10354-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67809-7
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