VACCINE: THE CONTROVERSIAL STORY OF MEDICINE'S GREATEST LIFESAVER

VACCINE: THE CONTROVERSIAL STORY OF MEDICINE'S GREATEST LIFESAVER

By: Allen, Arthur

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."??New York Times Book ReviewVaccine juxtaposes 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 vaccination??from 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.

Title: VACCINE: THE CONTROVERSIAL STORY OF MEDICINE'S GREATEST LIFESAVER

Author Name: Allen, Arthur

Categories: General Science,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2008

ISBN Number: 0393331563

ISBN Number 13: 9780393331561

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000049789