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Offit, Paul A.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 182 publications in 1 language and 17,230 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television news programs  Science television programs  Medical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: RJ240, 618.9285882
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul A Offit
 
Most widely held works by Paul A Offit
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure by Paul A Offit( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history of autism research and argues that the media and advocates have mislead the public in their declaration that childhood vaccinations are the cause of autism
Deadly choices : how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all by Paul A Offit( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of anti-vaccine activity in America, its origins, leaders, influences, and impact
Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A Offit( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly
Vaccinated : one man's quest to defeat the world's deadliest diseases by Paul A Offit( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the late immunologist follows his tireless quest to eradicate disease, discussing the history of the field of immunology, current controversy about the link between vaccines and autism, and Hilleman's success in developing the first mumps vaccine
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine by Paul A Offit( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Bad Faith, acclaimed physician and author Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Never afraid of controversy, Offit takes a stark and disturbing look at our surprising capacity to risk the health and safety of children in service of our beliefs. He tells the story of two devoted Christian Scientists who are shocked and heartbroken when their infant dies of a treatable disease; of orthodox Jewish parents who risk infecting their babies with herpes during an unsterile circumcision ritual; and of a man who believes his faith can cure his son's diabetes and, when that tragically fails, tries to raise him from the dead. The tangled relationship between religion and medicine may appear to afflict only certain pockets of America, but this phenomenon reaches much further ... whether you are seeking treatment at a Catholic hospital or trying to keep your kids safe from diseases spread by their unvaccinated peers, you'll likely encounter these issues"...Provided by publisher
The Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis by Paul A Offit( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaccines have saved more lives than any other single medical advance. Yet today only four companies make vaccines, and there is a growing crisis in vaccine availability. Why has this happened? This remarkable book recounts for the first time a devastating episode in 1955 at Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, that has led many pharmaceutical companies to abandon vaccine manufacture. Drawing on interviews with public health officials, pharmaceutical company executives, attorneys, Cutter employees, and victims of the vaccine, as well as on previously unavailable archives, Dr. Paul Offit offers a full account of the Cutter disaster. He describes the nation's relief when the polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk in 1955, the production of the vaccine at industrial facilities such as the one operated by Cutter, and the tragedy that occurred when 200,000 people were inadvertently injected with live virulent polio virus: 70,000 became ill, 200 were permanently paralyzed, and 10 died. Dr. Offit also explores how, as a consequence of the tragedy, one jury's verdict set in motion events that eventually suppressed the production of vaccines already licensed and deterred the development of new vaccines that hold the promise of preventing other fatal diseases
Vaccines by Stanley A Plotkin( Book )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised and updated, this respected reference offers comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination--from development to use in reducing disease. It provides authoritative information on vaccine production, available preparations, efficacy, and safety⁵recommendations for vaccine use, with rationales⁵data on the impact of vaccination programs on morbidity and mortality⁵and more. And now, as an Expert Consult title, it includes a companion web site offering this unparalleled guidance where and when you need it most! Provides a complete understanding of each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well an epidemiology and public health issues. Offers comprehensive coverage of both existing vaccines and vaccines currently in the research and development stage. Examines vaccine stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease control strategies. Analyses the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of vaccines. Discusses the proper use of immune globulins and antitoxins. Illustrates concepts and objective data with approximately 600 tables and figures
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, in 2015, measles, mumps, and whooping cough are all making a comeback. Building on years of research, this updated documentary explores both the roots of the vaccine debate, and the latest chapter in the heated controversy: Are parents who choose not to vaccinate their children putting the health of our nation at risk? This is a compelling and timely report on an issue that remains highly emotional and deeply divisive
Vaccines & your child : separating fact from fiction by Paul A Offit( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offit and Moser address parental fears that children may receive too many vaccines too early, that the HPV vaccine may cause chronic fatigue or other dangerous side effects, that additives and preservatives in vaccines cause autism, and that vaccines might do more harm than good. There couldn't be a better moment or more pressing need for this book, which offers honesty--instead of hype--in the quest to protect children's health. --Book Jacket
Breaking the antibiotic habit : a parent's guide to coughs, colds, ear infections, and sore throats by Paul A Offit( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses many of the common questions and concerns parents have about the overuse of antibiotics
The greater good( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program
Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong by Paul A Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores some of these missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today's sins of science -- as deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, narrated by author and speaker Paul A. Offit. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using some of today's most controversial creations -- e-cigarettes, GMOs, drug treatments for ADHD -- as case studies. For every "Aha!" moment that should have been an "Oh no," this book is an account of how science has been misused disastrously -- and how we can learn to use its power for good
Vaccines : what you should know by Paul A Offit( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you wonder whether vaccines are safe and whether they are all really necessary? This completely revised and updated edition of the classic Vaccines: What You Should Know helps you sort through the latest information about vaccines in order to determine what is right for your family. Coauthored by Paul Offit, a member of the CDC advisory committee that determines which vaccines are recommended for use in the United States, this guide tells you what vaccines are made of and clearly explains how they are made, how they work, and the risks associated with them. This updated edition includes recommendations for the smallpox vaccine, the latest information on vaccines for travelers, and the latest on the progress of combination vaccines. Expanded information on vaccine safety includes discussion of vaccines and autism, mercury in vaccines, and the ability of children to tolerate numerous vaccines at once
What every parent should know about vaccines by Paul A Offit( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book answers the questions parents most often ask pediatricians about vaccines. It describes vaccines that are given to all children, vaccines that are given to children in special circumstances, and vaccines for parents and grandparents
Vaccines : what every parent should know by Paul A Offit( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses many of the commonly asked questions and concerns parents have about various vaccines while delving into the history of vaccines in connection to the diseases that can be controlled by them
Killing us softly : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A Offit( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medical expert - the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia - offers a scathing expose of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how its popular therapies are ineffective, expensive and even deadly. A half a century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcisms, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations and traditional Indian remedies were once considered on the fringe of medicine. Now, these practices-known as alternative, complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine-have become mainstream, used by those seeking to burn fat, detoxify livers, shrink prostates, alleviate colds, stimulate brains, boost energy, reduce stress, enhance immunity, eliminate pain, prevent cancer, and enliven sex. But as Paul Offit reveals, alternative medicine - an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks - can actually be harmful to our health
Do you believe in magic? : vitamins, supplements, and all things natural: a look behind the curtain. by Paul A Offit( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A half-century ago, acupuncture, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese herbs, Christian exorcisms, dietary supplements, chiropractic manipulations, and ayurvedic remedies were considered on the fringe of medicine. Now these practices -- known variably as alternative, complementary, holistic, or integrative medicine have become mainstream, used by half of all Americans today to treat a variety of conditions, from excess weight to cancer. But alternative medicine is an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks, and many popular alternative therapies are ineffective, expensive, or even deadly. In Do you Believe in Magic, Dr. Offit debunks the treatments that don't work and tells us why, and takes on the media celebrities who promote alternative medicine. Using dramatic real-life stories, he separates the sense from the nonsense, explaining why any therapy -- alternative or traditional -- should be scrutinized. As Dr. Offit explains, some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, but "there's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't."
Deadly choices : how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all by Paul A Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A Offit( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical expert Paul A. Offit, MD, offers a scathing expose of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly
Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine by Paul A Offit( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bad Faith, acclaimed physician and author Dr. Paul Offit gives listeners a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion
 
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Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Alternative Names
Offit, Paul 1951-

Paul Offit American immunologist

Paul Offit Amerikaans immunoloog

오핏, 폴

오핏, 폴 A

オフィット, ポール・A

保羅·奧菲特

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Deadly choices : how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us allVaccinated : one man's quest to defeat the world's deadliest diseasesThe Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisisVaccinesVaccines & your child : separating fact from fictionBreaking the antibiotic habit : a parent's guide to coughs, colds, ear infections, and sore throatsVaccines : what you should knowWhat every parent should know about vaccines