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How vaccines changed the world

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019.
Series: How science changed the world
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes how, before the advent of vaccines, epidemics of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, and other crippling diseases ravaged humanity around the globe, and how that began to change when medical researchers developed the first vaccines, using a portion of a disease germ to stimulate the bodys immune reaction. Today, hundreds of millions of people gain immunity to deadly diseases through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Electronic books
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
How vaccines changed the world.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019
(DLC) 2018009594
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Nardo
ISBN: 9781682824146 1682824144
OCLC Number: 1027735593
Target Audience: Grade 9 to 12.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Flickers of hope in a disease-ravaged world --
Discovering how the immune system works --
Triumph over a host of deadly maladies --
A modern backlash against vaccination --
New research and the future of vaccines.
Series Title: How science changed the world
Responsibility: by Don Nardo.

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This book describes how, before the advent of vaccines, epidemics of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, and other crippling diseases ravaged humanity around the globe, and how that began to change when medical researchers developed the first vaccines, using a portion of a disease germ to stimulate the bodys immune reaction. Today, hundreds of millions of people gain immunity to deadly diseases through vaccination.

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