New PDF release: A History of Experimental Virology

By Alfred Grafe

ISBN-10: 3642752500

ISBN-13: 9783642752506

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By their powers of cause scientists can be capable of extract from nature the solutions to their questions. From: Critique of natural cause, 1781 Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German thinker historical past is a composite of reports. The heritage of the organic disciplines has been written by way of all those that opened the gates of latest wisdom by means of producing rules and the experiments to aid them. past authors have tried numerous techniques to the heritage of virology, as is mirrored within the quite a few books and book-series issuing from the publishing homes. This quantity is an try out at a compre­ hensive but compact survey of virology, which has intended penetrating the inflexible limits of the separate disciplines of biology within which virologists have labored. scripting this heritage of experimental virology used to be fairly a look for the origins and for very important signposts to painting the huge scope of the information attained up to now. This was once performed in com­ plete expertise of the truth that each presentation relies seriously upon the viewpoint of the observer, and of necessity communi­ cates just a a part of the full. the current clinical tale hopes to recount an important wisdom accomplished in this prior century - the 1st century of the interesting advancements in virology.

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Smith had already proved that humoral defensive substances could be induced also by dead germs in experiments with swine erysipelas vaccine. Approximately a decade later, it was already possible to characterize the various types of humoral protective substances inherent in the body, viz. the antibodies. Pfeiffer and Issaeff found a specific antibody against the cholera bacillus in Berlin in 1894. Since this antibody was in fact able to dissolve the bacillus, they called the process bacteriolysis and the antibody lysin.

None of these satisfied his requirement for valid proof. He demanded verification of a morphologically well-defined microorganism, the quantity and distribution of which could reliably explain the symptoms of various kinds of wound infections. Koch augmented his own investigations of these infections by employing the dye aniline which had been introduced by the German pathologist and histologist Weigert. With the use of the Abbe illuminating apparatus he improved microscopy and microphotography, and introduced differential staining of bacteria with alkalis and acids.

Not to be cultivated on conventional substrates. A New Type of Pathogenic Agent? 39 - Not identifiable under the microscope. - Able to permeate the finest filters. 3 Bovine Pleuropneumonia During the IX International Congress for Hygiene in Madrid in 1893, Nocard reported results on bovine pleuropneumonia, which he had investigated with Roux of the Institute Pasteur in Paris. At first, they defined the causative agent of being reproducible in vitro, microscopically visible, but not filterable.

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