Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Historians confidently use such titles as The Age
of Voltaire, The Age of Reason, The Age of Napoleon, The Age of Jackson, etc,
to capture the dominating idea or person that characterizes their period of
study. But how to sum up the contemporary world? Recent contenders include The Age of Intelligent Machines (artificial intelligence), The Age of Sacred Terror (the threat of al-Qaeda), and,
now, The Age of Immunology.
Tauber AI. Immunology, Society. JAMA. 2003;289(24):3309-3311. doi:10.1001/jama.289.24.3309-a