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Vaccine : the controversial story of medicine's greatest lifesaver

作者: Arthur Allen
出版商: New York ; London : W. W. Norton, 2008.
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In this account of vaccination's miraculous, inflammatory past and its uncertain future, journalist Arthur Allen reveals a history both illuminated with hope and shrouded by controversy--from Edward Jenner's discovery of smallpox vaccine in 1796 to Pasteur's vaccines for rabies and cholera, to those that safeguarded the children of the twentieth century, and finally to the tumult currently surrounding vaccination.
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類型/形式: History
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Arthur Allen
ISBN: 9780393331561 0393331563
OCLC系統控制編碼: 181139549
注意: Originally published: 2007.
描述: 523 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
内容: 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?
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In 1796, as smallpox ravaged Europe, Edward Jenner injected a child with a benign version of the disease, then exposed the child to the deadly virus itself. The boy proved resistant to smallpox and  再讀一些...

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Introduction. Vaccination and politics -- Part I. Origins -- 1. Experimenting on the neighbors with cotton mather -- 2. The peculiar history of vaccinia -- 3. Vaccine wars: smallpox at the turn of the 20th century -- Part II. Golden age -- 4. War is good for babies -- 5. The great American fight against polio -- 6. Battling measles, remodeling society -- Part III. Controversy -- 7. DTP and the vaccine safety movement -- 8. No good deed goes unpunished -- 9. People who prefer whooping cough -- 10. Vaccines and autism? -- Epilogue. Our best shots.

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"This is a well-researched portrayal of immunisation, from the earliest pioneers to an arm of preventive medicine now thoroughly entangled in politics, commerce and public relations." New Scientist 再讀一些...

 
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