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'Manual of Immunity' book, by Elizabeth T. Frazer, Glasgow, Scotland, 1912

The study of immunity is known as immunology. It has been an important part of the medical curriculum because it deals with the ways in which the human body fights off disease and examines the response of the body to ‘foreign’ matter. Elizabeth T Frazer was Assistant Bacteriologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and a Beit Research Fellow. The Beit Fellowships for medical research were set up in 1909 at Imperial College, London, by noted philanthropist Sir Otto Beit (1865-1930).

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E2008.86.8

 

Glossary:

Glossary: book

A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. Usually continuous printing or writing.

Glossary: immunity

The condition of being immune, the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunisation or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors.

Glossary: antigen

A substance that stimulates an immune response when introduced into the body.

Glossary: immunology

A biological speciality. Immunology is the study of the immune system, including how humans fight off disease.