A critical study of the work of Elie Metchnikoff, the founding father of modern immunology. It explores Metchnikoff's development as an embryologist, showing how it prepared him to propose his theory of host-pathogen interaction.
This text is Crawford F. Sam's account of public health reforms during the occupation of East Asia and their significance for the formation of a democratic state in Asia following World War II. It also tells of the efforts to control disease among refugees and civilians during the Korean War.
This memoir intermingles the personal experiences of a member of the powerful Nehru household with many of the major events and patterns of the Indian struggle for independence. The author's life serves as an alternative to the stereotype of the repressed Indian woman.
Concentrating on Auden's post-1940 writings and his letters, essays and lectures, this study demonstrates the scope of his intellect and includes some of his unpublished prose. Leading scholars and literary critics contribute discussions regarding key aspects of the later career of this major poet.
A collection of twenty-five new essays by Shakespeare scholars dealing especially with Shakespeare and his predecessors, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Shakespeare in performance (including film) and Shakespeare in relation to later literature from the eighteenth century to the present.
Includes narrative biographies of people who significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business.