PICOWO-SERIES PART 10
Autoimmune Reactions snd the
Author: Martine F. Delfos
In collaboration with
Juliette van Gijsel
Publisher: SWP, Amsterdam
Autoimmune Reactions and the Immune system
presents an overview of the immune system. For the first time a schema with all
the elements of the immune system was possible due to
all the evidence-based material meticulously gathered in centuries of medical
science. This schema has been elaborated with a new perspective on the immune
system, encompassing not only the fight against viruses, bacteria, parasites and
fungi, but as the system organizing the processing of the cells of the body. A
perspective shifting from fighting to protection and ultimately to exchange
between the human body and its surroundings. To enable this broad perspective a
fourth pathway of complement activation was developed, the melatonin-pathway.
Dr. Martine F. Delfos is a scientist active in a broad scientific area,
combining different scientific fields, who also works as a practitioner.
From the foreword of Prof. Dr. Dick Swaab:
Martine Delfos is one of those exceptional people who, at a very early stage
in her career, successfully started to build bridges between the fields of
psychology, medicine and neuroscience. For a long time she was one of the few
psychologists truly interested in neurobiology. She is a scientist by trade but
corroborates her scientific insights as a clinical psychologist and a therapist.
As she says: “A scientist needs to be confronted with his mistakes through real
life”. Martine contacts me a couple of times a year with in-depth biomedical
questions. Her questions always concern a very different topic, are never easy
to answer, and are always original and force me to look at a problem in a new
way. The latest fruit of her labours is the present volume 10 of her
PICOWO-series on ‘Autoimmune Reactions and the Immune System’.
This book is also available in Dutch: