The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest LifesaverBook - 2007
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. Faced with threats from anthrax to AIDS, we are a vulnerable population and can no longer depend on vaccines; numerous studies have linked childhood vaccination with various neurological disorders, and our pharmaceutical companies are more attracted to the profits of treatment than to the prevention of disease.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 614.47 Al531v 2007
Characteristics: 523 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm