Paul Ehrlich’s Side-Chain Antibody Theory (1900) Part 1

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"As can be see from this section of the lengthy highlights of Ehrlich’s report, he did nothing more than create a story around a possible way immunity occurs inside the body. Nothing he said was ever physically seen nor proven by his theoretical investigation. It is all conjecture and inference which was later taken to be fact due to further indirect evidence. Ehrlich used his lively imagination to conjure up a narrative for how immunity works which became the very foundation for all of Immunology today. It does not matter that his theory was based on nothing but chemical reactions and invisible entities nor that his theory turned out to be less than accurate. Ehrlich established the bottom layer of this house of cards known as Immunology. Like virology, it is a house of cards ready and willing to come tumbling on down."