Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet: Explaining immune complex disease in 1906

@article{Silverstein2000ClemensFV,
  title={Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet: Explaining immune complex disease in 1906},
  author={A. M. Silverstein},
  journal={Nature Immunology},
  year={2000},
  volume={1},
  pages={453-455}
}
The history of any significant biomedical discipline is characterized by a number of curious factors. First, its founding fathers have often come from a variety of older, often unrelated, fields. Thus, chemist Louis Pasteur discovered immunization with attenuated pathogens; zoologist Ilya Metchnikoff discovered innate phagocytic immunity; bacteriologists Emil Behring and Shibasaburo Kitasato discovered antibodies and serotherapy; histologist and hematologist Paul Ehrlich advanced a theory of… CONTINUE READING