An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15858 entries, 13798 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: February 4, 2023

BURNET, Sir Frank Macfarlane

6 entries
  • 4670.5

Immunological differences between strains of poliomyelitis virus.

Brit. J. exp. Path., 12, 57-61, 1931.


Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis), NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Poliomyelitis, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Picornaviridae › Poliovirus, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 5496

Propagation of the virus of epidemic influenza on the developing egg.

Med. J. Aust., 2, 687-89, 1935.

Cultivation of the influenza virus.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Influenza, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Orthomyxoviridae
  • 5398

Experimental studies on the virus of “Q” fever.

Med. J. Aust., 2, 299-305, 1937.

Discovery of Rickettsia burneti, causal agent in Q fever.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Rickettsiales › Rickettsia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Rickettsial Infections, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 12108

Influenza: A survey of the last fifty years in the light of modern work on the virus of epidemic influenza.

Melbourne & London, 1942.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics › Influenza, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Influenza
  • 2578.7

The production of antibodies. 2nd ed.

Melbourne, Australia: Macmillan, 1949.

Burnet and Fenner introduced the “self-marker” concept – natural tolerance to one’s own body constituents depended on their presence at a critical stage of embryonic development. For his work on immunological tolerance Burnet shared the Nobel Prize with Medawar in 1960.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY
  • 2578.31

The clonal selection theory of acquired immunity. The Abraham Flexner Lectures of Vanderbilt University 1958.

Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press & Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

Burnet's clonal selection theory extended the idea that each antibody-producing cell makes antibodies of only one specificity, predicting these cells proliferate in response to the detection of antigens, cloning and thus selectively increasing antibody abundance; hence, clonal selection. Burnet also predicted that diversity of antibody specificities needs a cellular mechanism to randomize and create diversity.

Burnet first published his theory in 1957 as "A modification of Jerne's theory of antibody production using the concept of clonal selection," Aust. J. Sci. 20 (1957) 67–69.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY