Progressus Rei Botanicae Vol i, part iii Die Fortschritte der Immunitäts und Spezifizitätslehre seit 1870


    THE third and final part of the first volume of this publication, issued unde fche auspices of the International Aseociation of Botanists, is assigned to a survey of the study of immunity, compiled by Dr. R. P Van Calcar. Due credit is given to botanists for the early conceptions of the theory, and the gradual evolultion of the subject by pathologists is traced up. The author presents an explicit and critical account of the experiments and views elaborated by Metschnitoff, Ehrlich, and Pfeiffer; he describes the phenomena of agglutination, and discusses the arguments in connection with toxins and antitoxins, the taxonomy of the tubercle bacillus and the rôle of ferments. Although the field has been explored chiefly from a medical point of view, a knowledge of the general theories regarding the action and nature of bacteria is also required by plant pathologists, and the summary is eminently suitable to a botanical publication.

    Progressus Rei Botanicae. Vol. i., part iii. Die Fortschritte der Immunitäts und Spezifizitätslehre seit 1870.

    By R. P. van Calcar. Pp. 110 (533 to 642). (Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1907.)

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