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Panic Virus The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy

ISBN-10: 1439158657
ISBN-13: 9781439158654
Edition: N/A
Authors: Seth Mnookin
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836

Seth Mnookin is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a former senior writer for Newsweek, where he covered media, politics, and popular culture. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, New York magazine, and many other publications. He is the author of The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear; Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top andnbsp;Hard News: The Scandals at The New York Times and Their Meaning for American Media.nbsp; He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Introduction
The Spotted Pimple of Death
Milkmaid. Envy and. a Fear of Modernity
The Polio Vaccine: From Medical Miracle to Public Health Catastrophe
Fluoride Scares and Swine Flu Scandals
"Vaccine Roulette"
Autism's Evolving Identities
Help! There Are Fibers Growing Out of My Eyeballs!
Enter Andrew Wakefield
The Lancet Paper
Thimerosal and the Mystery of Minamata's Dancing Cats
The Mercury Moms
The Simpsonwood Conference and the Speed of Light: A Brief History of Science
The Media and Its Messages
Mark Geier, Witness for Hire
The Case of Michelle Cedillo
Cognitive Biases and Availability Cascades
How to Turn a Lack of Evidence into Evidence of Harm
A Conspiracy of Dunces
Autism Speaks
Katie Wright's Accidental Manifesto
Jenny McCarthy's Mommy Instinct
Medical NIMBYism and Faith-Based Metaphysics
Baby Brie
Casualties of a War Built on Lies
Epilogue
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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