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The Resource Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume

Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume

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Immunization : how vaccines became controversial
Title
Immunization
Title remainder
how vaccines became controversial
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Blume
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Language
eng
Summary
Vaccines have helped mankind to tackle the dire threat of infectious disease for more than a hundred years. They become key tools of public health and scientists are charged with developing them as quickly as possible to combat the emergence of new diseases like Zika, SARS, and Ebola. But why are growing numbers of parents all over the world now questioning the wisdom of having their children vaccinated? Why have public-sector vaccine producers been sold off? And can we trust the multinational corporations that increasingly dominate vaccine development and production? In this controversial new book, Stuart Blume argues that the processes of globalization and people's unsatisfied healthcare needs are eroding faith in the institutions producing and providing vaccines. He tells the history of immunization practices, from the work of early pioneers such as Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch to the establishment of the World Health Organization and the introduction of genetic engineering. Immunization exposes the limits of public health authorities while suggesting how they can restore our confidence. Public health experts and all those considering vaccinations should read this timely history
Summary
One of the most important tools in the public health arsenal, vaccines are to thank for the global eradication of smallpox, and for allowing us to defeat the dire threat of infectious disease for more than one hundred years. So if vaccines have proven to be such an effective tool, why are growing numbers of people questioning the wisdom of vaccinating children?
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10601723
Cataloging source
NLM
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1942-
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Blume, Stuart S.
Dewey number
900
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
Target audience
adult
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how vaccines became controversial
Label
Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Do Vaccines Do? -- 2. Technologies: The First Vaccines -- 3. Technologies: Viral Challenges -- 4. Technologies: The Commodification of Vaccines -- 5. Policies: Hesitant Beginnings -- 6. Policies: Vaccination and the Cold War -- 7. Policies: Vaccination in a Globalizing World -- 8. The Roots of Doubt
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781780238371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-adap20180227-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn979568196
  • (OCoLC)979568196
  • 497069
  • 510516
  • 510516
Label
Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Do Vaccines Do? -- 2. Technologies: The First Vaccines -- 3. Technologies: Viral Challenges -- 4. Technologies: The Commodification of Vaccines -- 5. Policies: Hesitant Beginnings -- 6. Policies: Vaccination and the Cold War -- 7. Policies: Vaccination in a Globalizing World -- 8. The Roots of Doubt
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781780238371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
BRO-adap20180227-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn979568196
  • (OCoLC)979568196
  • 497069
  • 510516
  • 510516

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