Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases Paul A. Offit

Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases

Author: Paul A. Offit
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Book Title
Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases
Author
Paul A. Offit
ISBN
9780061227967
His goal--to prevent every disease that commonly attacked children--was unattainable. But Maurice Hilleman came close.Maurice Hilleman is the father of modern vaccines. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly deadly diseases--including mumps, rubella, and measles--nearly forgotten. Author Paul A. Offit's rich and lively narrative details Hilleman's research and experiences as the basis for a larger exploration of the development of vaccines, covering two hundred years of medical history and traveling across the globe in the process. The history of vaccines necessarily brings with it a cautionary message, as they have come under assault from those insisting they do more harm than good. Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts these arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.--Choice magazineBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Paul A. OffitPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 08/05/2008ISBN: 9780061227967Pages: 254Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.30w x 0.80d

His goal--to prevent every disease that commonly attacked children--was unattainable. But Maurice Hilleman came close.

Maurice Hilleman is the father of modern vaccines. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly deadly diseases--including mumps, rubella, and measles--nearly forgotten. Author Paul A. Offit's rich and lively narrative details Hilleman's research and experiences as the basis for a larger exploration of the development of vaccines, covering two hundred years of medical history and traveling across the globe in the process. The history of vaccines necessarily brings with it a cautionary message, as they have come under assault from those insisting they do more harm than good. Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts these arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.

--Choice magazine

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Paul A. Offit
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 08/05/2008
ISBN: 9780061227967
Pages: 254
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 0.80d

His goal--to prevent every disease that commonly attacked children--was unattainable. But Maurice Hilleman came close.

Maurice Hilleman is the father of modern vaccines. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly deadly diseases--including mumps, rubella, and measles--nearly forgotten. Author Paul A. Offit's rich and lively narrative details Hilleman's research and experiences as the basis for a larger exploration of the development of vaccines, covering two hundred years of medical history and traveling across the globe in the process. The history of vaccines necessarily brings with it a cautionary message, as they have come under assault from those insisting they do more harm than good. Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts these arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.

--Choice magazine

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Paul A. Offit
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 08/05/2008
ISBN: 9780061227967
Pages: 254
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 0.80d