Vaccine The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
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Description: "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."New York Times Book Review Vaccinejuxtaposes the stories of brilliant scientists with the industry's struggle to produce safe, effective, and profitable vaccines. It focuses on the role of military and medical authority in the introduction of vaccines and looks at why some parents have resisted this authority. Political and social intrigue have often accompanied vaccinationfrom the divisive introduction of smallpox inoculation in colonial Boston to the 9,000 lawsuits recently filed by parents convinced that vaccines caused their children's autism. With narrative grace and investigative journalism, Arthur Allen reveals a history illuminated by hope and shrouded by controversy, and he sheds new light on changing notions of health, risk, and the common good. 16 pages of illustrations.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2008
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction: Vaccination and Politics|
|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?|
|Epilogue: Our Best Shots|