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The Immune Response to Infectious Disease: All Out War!

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter deals with the body's response to disease caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, or other microbes. The fundamental response is based on inflammation, which is mediated by the ... More


Undiscovered Selves

in The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Despite early optimism about the role of self and nonself in understanding the nature of organic tolerance, the fundamental paradigm on which classical immunology stands or falls has yet to ... More


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