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História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos

Print version ISSN 0104-5970On-line version ISSN 1678-4758

Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos vol.3 no.2 Rio de Janeiro July/Oct. 1996

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59701996000200006 

ANÁLISE

 

Un objet scientifique à la charnière des sciences biologiques et sociales: le système immunitaire

 

A scientific object interlinking the biological and social sciences: the immune system

 

 

Anne Marie Moulin

Directeur de recherches CNRS Unite INSERM 158 Hôpital Necker Paris

 

 


ABSTRACT

Immunology gained legitimacy when it became the science of the immune system, a definition that announced the existence of a previously unknown body function. The very concept of immune system goes beyond the biological, offering opportunities for a renewed dialogue between biological science and the human sciences. This paper discusses the manifold viewpoints regarding the immune system.

Keywords: anthropology, metaphor, immune system, frontier.


RESUMO

A imunologia legitimou-se ao tornar-se a ciência do sistema imunológico — esta definição marcou a existência de uma nova função até então desconhecida entre as funções corporais — o próprio conceito de sistema imunológico ultrapassa o biológico e possibilita o estabelecimento de um diálogo específico entre a ciência biológica e as ciências humanas. Este artigo trata das inúmeras versões existentes sobre o sistema imunológico.

Palavras-chave: antropologia, metáfora, sistema imunológico, fronteira.


 

 

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