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Author Jerne, Niels Kaj.
Title A portrait of the immune system : scientific publications of N.K. Jerne / edited by Ivan Lefkovits.
Imprint Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©1996.

Author Jerne, Niels Kaj.
Series World Scientific series in 20th century biology ; v. 2
World Scientific series in 20th century biology ; v. 2.
Subject Jerne, Niels Kaj.
Immune system.
Immune response.
Immune System -- Collected Works.
Dose-Response Relationship, Immunologic -- Collected Works.
Alt Name Lefkovits, Ivan.
Description 1 online resource (877 pages) : illustrations, portrait.
Note Facsimiles of the author's "handwritten letters" (p. 807-877).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents The master and his atelier / Gunther Stent -- Overview -- A portrait of the immune system / Ivan Lefkovits -- On the writing of a paper with N.K. Jerne / Antonio Coutinho [and others] -- Bibliography -- Facsimiles of selected publications -- Introductions to the BII annual reports -- Handwritten letters -- Postscript / Ivan Lefkovits.
Summary Ivan Lefkovits was born in 1937 and educated in Prague where he worked at the Academy of Sciences. He has lived in Italy, where he worked at the International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics, Naples. In 1967 he joined Niels Jerne at the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Frankfurt. In 1969 he became a founding member of the Basel Institute for Immunology, which was created by the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, who had the good sense to appoint Niels Jerne as the first director of the Institute; Ivan Lefkovits was a close friend and colleague of Niels Jerne throughout the years in Frankfurt and Basel, and also after Niels Jerne's retirement in south of France. Using the published work of Nobel Laureate Niels Kaj Jerne, this book shows how he developed his ideas. The book is a compilation of his published work, but in fact it is much more than that. Whether the reader wants to read the book systematically, or only browse, it opens a fascinating world of hypotheses, theories, facts and vistas. His selection theory, his view of how immunological diversity is created, and his concept of lymphocytes interacting as a network, reveals Jerne's revolutionary spirit. The book ought to be a rich source of inspiration for everyone interested in science and how science is made.
ISBN 9789812830302 (electronic bk.)
9812830308 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 827944994
Additional Format Print version: Jerne, Niels Kaj. Portrait of the immune system. Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©1996 9789810222628 (OCoLC)36868218

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