America's first department of immunology: An informal history

Noel R. Rose

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America's first organized department devoted to the study of immunology was founded at Johns Hopkins University in 1916 by William Henry Welch. It has since generated multiple centers distributed throughout the university, which continue to promote education and conduct research in immunology to the present day. A review of its history may foretell future developments and directions of immunology in this and other institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-247
Number of pages8
JournalImmunologic Research
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010


  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Prevention
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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