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Author Allen, Arthur, 1959-

Title Vaccine : the controversial story of medicine's greatest lifesaver / Arthur Allen.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  614.47 Al53v 2007    ---  DUE 10-31-19
Edition 1st ed.
Description 523 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-497) and index.
Summary "In this account of vaccination's miraculous, inflammatory past and its uncertain future, journalist Arthur Allen reveals a history both illuminated with hope and shrouded by controversy--from Edward Jenner's discovery of smallpox vaccine in 1796 to Pasteur's vaccines for rabies and cholera, to those that safeguarded the children of the twentieth century, and finally to the tumult currently surrounding vaccination. Faced with threats from anthrax to AIDS, we are a vulnerable population and can no longer depend on vaccines; numerous studies have linked childhood vaccination with various neurological disorders, and our pharmaceutical companies are more attracted to the profits of treatment than to the prevention of disease.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Contents Experimenting on the neighbors with Cotton Mather -- The peculiar history of vaccinia -- Vaccine wars : smallpox at the turn of the twentieth century -- War is good for babies -- The great American fight against polio -- Battling measles, remodeling society -- DTP and the vaccine safety movement -- No good deed goes unpunished -- People who prefer whooping cough -- Vaccines and autism?
Subject Vaccination -- History.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention -- History.
Vaccination -- history -- United States.
Vaccines -- history -- United States.
Dissent and Disputes -- history -- United States.
Health Policy -- history -- United States.
History, Modern 1601- -- United States.
Vaccination -- adverse effects -- United States.
Vaccines -- adverse effects -- United States.
ISBN 0393059111 (hardcover)
9780393059113 (hardcover)
Standard No. NLM 101278989
YDXCP 2437671
NLGGC 301483965
NZ1 10875406

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