Alfred Imre Tauber, MD

Emeritus Professor, Medicine

617.353.2571
745 Commonwealth Ave

Biography

Dr. Tauber is a hematologist and biochemist by training. He served an internship and residency at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, followed by advanced training at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Brigham and Women┬╣s Hospital (Boston) and MIT. He spent four years on the faculty at Harvard Medical School before joining Boston University School of Medicine in 1982. Aside from over 125 research papers in immunology, biochemistry, and cell biology, Dr. Tauber has published extensively on 19th and 20th century biomedicine, contemporary science studies, and ethics. While working in the context of philosophy of science, this latter work more closely aligns with the history of ideas and moral philosophy, where the philosophical problems associated with personal identity, the value structure of science, and the attempts to find coherence in a world fragmented by competing notions of truth have required an inter-disciplinary approach.

Education

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Tauber AI. Immunity. Individuality Revised: The Evolution of an Idea. 2017; 89-128.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Tauber AI. Immunity. Immune Cognition: The Evolution of an Idea. 2017; 129-162.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Tauber AI. Immunity. A History of the Immune Self: The Evolution of an Idea. 2017; 23-56.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Tauber AI. Immunity. Whither Immune Identity?: The Evolution of an Idea. 2017; 57-88.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Tauber AI. Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine by Luba Vikhanski. Bulletin of the History of Medicine. 2017; 91(1):140-142.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Tauber AI. A hypothesis: Establishing the microbiome through immune mimicry (comment on DOI 10.1002/bies.201600083). Bioessays. 2016 11; 38(11):1062. PMID: 27581659.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Tauber AI. Immunity in Context: Science and Society in Dialogue. Theoria: Revista de Teoria, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia. 2016; 31(2):207.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Gilbert SF, Tauber AI. Rethinking individuality: the dialectics of the holobiont. Biology and Philosophy. 2016.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Tauber AI. Immunology seen through the dark glass of autoimmunity. Metascience. 2015.

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  • Published on 5/29/2014

    Tauber AI. Reconceiving autoimmunity: An overview. J Theor Biol. 2015 Jun 21; 375:52-60. PMID: 24880023.

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