Deadly Choices How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All

ISBN-10: 0465021492
ISBN-13: 9780465021499
Edition: 2010
Authors: Paul A. Offit
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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

How did we get to a place where vaccines are viewed with horror rather than as life-saving medicine? The answer is rooted in one of the most powerful and disturbing citizen activist movements in our nationrs"s history-a movement that, despite recent epidemics and deaths, continues to grow.Deadly Choicesis the story of anti-vaccine activity in America-its origins, leaders, influences, and impact-and is a powerful defense of science in the face of fear.

Paul A. Offit, M.D. is the chief of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards, including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. An international expert on rotavirus-specific immune responses, Dr. Offit is the coinventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, for which he received the Jonas Salk Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Gold Medal from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Stanley A. Plotkin Award in Vaccinology from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He will donate all royalties from sales of this book to autism research.

Prologue
Introduction
The Birth of Fear
This England
A Crude Brew
Roulette Redux
Make the Angels Weep
Justice
Past is Prologue
Tragedy of the Commons
The Mean Season
Dr. Bob
Trust
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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