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Vaccine : the debate in modern America

Author: Mark A Largent
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2012]
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Since 1990, the number of mandated vaccines has increased dramatically. Today, a fully vaccinated child will have received nearly three dozen vaccinations between birth and age six. Along with the increase in number has come a growing wave of concern among parents about the unintended side effects of vaccines. In Vaccine, Mark A. Largent explains the history of the debate and identifies issues that parents,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Largent, Mark A.
Vaccine.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)809669894
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Largent
ISBN: 9781421406077 1421406071
OCLC Number: 762698374
Description: 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Risk and reward --
Sources of doubt --
Thimerosal and autism --
MMR and autism --
Science and the celebrity --
Getting to the source of anxiety.
Responsibility: Mark A. Largent.

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