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Offit, Paul A.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 13,469 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RJ240, 615.372
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 )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,216 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
The Cutter incident how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis by Paul A Offit( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 America'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 paralysed 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
Deadly choices : how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all by Paul A Offit( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of anti-vaccine activity in America, its origins, leaders, influences, and impact
Breaking the antibiotic habit a parent's guide to coughs, colds, ear infections, and sore throats by Paul A Offit( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses many of the common questions and concerns parents have about the overuse of antibiotics
Do you believe in magic? : the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A Offit( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing expos? 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 )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,220 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
Vaccines & your child separating fact from fiction by Paul A Offit( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul A. Offit And Charlotte A. Moser answer questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, they explain how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, they separate the real risks of vaccines from feared but unfounded risks. --
Vaccines what you should know by Paul A Offit( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get the straight facts about vaccines and make informed choicesDo 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
Vaccines by Stanley A Plotkin( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 689 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
What every parent should know about vaccines by Paul A Offit( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaccines : what every parent should know by Paul A Offit( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 186 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
Vaccines expert consult by Stanley A Plotkin( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apply the latest vaccination knowledge with a reference that Bill Gates calls "an indispensable guide to the enhancement of the well-being of our world." Inside Vaccines, you'll find comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination, from the development of each vaccine to its use in reducing disease. This medical reference book offers the expert information you need to apply the very latest techniques and information in your practice! Gain a complete understanding of each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as epidemiology and public health and regulatory issues.Update your knowledge of both existing vaccines and vaccines currently in the research and development stage.Get complete answers on each vaccine, including its stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease-control strategies.Analyze the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of different vaccine options.Clearly visualize concepts and objective data through an abundance of tables and figures.Perform seamless searches of the complete text online, access all the references, and download all the images at www.expertconsult.com
The greater good( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 125 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
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 115 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
The Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to today's growing vaccine crisis by Paul A Offit( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 A. 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 infected with the live virus: 70,000 became ill, 200 were permanently paralyzed, and 10 died."
Do you believe in magic? the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A Offit( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 37 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
Do you believe in magic? : vitamins, supplements, and all things natural: a look behind the curtain. by Paul A Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 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."
What every parent needs to know about vaccines by Paul A Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaccines Expert Consult - Online by Stanley A Plotkin( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apply the latest vaccination knowledge with a reference that Bill Gates calls ""an indispensable guide to the enhancement of the well-being of our world."" Inside Vaccines, you'll find comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination, from the development of each vaccine to its use in reducing disease. This medical reference book offers the expert information you need to apply the very latest techniques and information in your practice! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and
the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine by Paul A Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More people than ever are using alternative medicine. But, as expert Dr Paul Offit explains, these untested therapies are ineffective, expensive and even deadly
 
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Alternative Names
オフィット, ポール・A

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The Cutter incident how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisisDeadly choices : how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us allBreaking the antibiotic habit a parent's guide to coughs, colds, ear infections, and sore throatsVaccinated : one man's quest to defeat the world's deadliest diseasesVaccines & your child separating fact from fictionVaccines what you should knowVaccinesWhat every parent should know about vaccines