Quantitative Studies on the Precipitin Reaction: The Determination of Small Amounts of a Specific Polysaccharide
After moving to Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Heidelberger worked with Forrest Kendall to
develop a method for determining the specific polysaccharide in type III pneumococcus by using only small amounts of the substance.
A procedure that would allow scientists to identify the polysaccharide at hand would allow them to determine the pneumococcal
strain present, as each type of pneumococcus possesses a unique polysaccharide capsule.
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1932-04 (April 1932)
Kendall, Forrest E.
Periodical: Heidelberger, Michael, and Forrest E. Kendall. "Quantitative Studies on the Precipitin Reaction: The Determination of
Small Amounts of a Specific Polysaccharide." Journal of Experimental Medicine 55, 4 (April 1932): 555-561. Article. 7
[Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research]
Reproduced from the Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1932, 55, 555-561 by copyright permission of the Rockefeller University
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954