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The panic virus : the true story behind the vaccine-autism controversy

Author: Seth Mnookin
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Mnookin
ISBN: 9781439158654 1439158657
OCLC Number: 770371490
Description: xx, 439 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: True story behind the vaccine autism controversy
Responsibility: Seth Mnookin.

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A searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them.

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