The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
W. W. Norton
On Sale: May 1, 2008
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Vaccine juxtaposes the stories of brilliant scientists with
the industry's struggle to produce safe, effective, and
profitable vaccines. It focuses on the role of military and
medical authority in the introduction of vaccines and looks
at why some parents have resisted this authority. Political
and social intrigue have often accompanied vaccination—from
the divisive introduction of smallpox inoculation in
colonial Boston to the 9,000 lawsuits recently filed by
parents convinced that vaccines caused their children's
autism. With narrative grace and investigative journalism,
Arthur Allen reveals a history illuminated by hope and
shrouded by controversy, and he sheds new light on changing
notions of health, risk, and the common good. 16 pages of
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