The Origins of the Clonal Selection Theory of Immunity
A Case Study for Evaluation in Science *
The advent of the clonal selection theory in the 1950s transformed immunology. The implications of the theory were explored extensively by the Australian F. Macfarlane Burnet, who received a Nobel prize in 1960 (1, 2). However, the prize was awarded for “the discovery of immunological tolerance, ” and not for the clonal
*First published as an article in the FASEB Journal (1995), volume 9, pages 164-166.
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Book title: Tomorrow's Cures Today? How to Reform the Health Research System.
Contributors: Donald R. Forsdyke - Author.
Publisher: Harwood Academic.
Place of publication: Amsterdam.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 25.
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