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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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For Largent, the vaccine-autism debate obscures a constellation of concerns held by many parents, including anxiety about the number of vaccines required (including some for diseases that children are unlikely ever to encounter), unhappiness about the rigorous schedule of vaccines during well-baby visits, and fear of potential side effects, some of them serious and even life-threatening. This book disentangles
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Largent, Mark A.
Vaccine.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)809669894
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Largent
ISBN: 9781421406077 1421406071 9781421406725 1421406721
OCLC Number: 762698374
Description: 222 p. ; 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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