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The Resource Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity, Michael Kinch

Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity, Michael Kinch

Label
Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity
Title
Between hope and fear
Title remainder
a history of vaccines and human immunity
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kinch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents an informed examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate
  • "An intelligent and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing--cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities. How does a small group of people's failure to vaccinate have the potential to affect future generations? Are we at a turning point in medical history, where deadly diseases, once dormant, flourish anew? Will our children face summers of abandoned swimming pools due to polio outbreaks just like our great-grandparents did? Pioneering medical researcher Michael Kinch tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases in [this book], which explains how the science of immunity actually works and places immunology within the context of its social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, from the steppes of Mongolia to the serendipitous connection between cowpox and smallpox, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent--and could easily be undone. ... Between Hope and Fear illuminates the fascinating intersection of science, technology, and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinch, Michael S.,
Dewey number
614.4/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RA638
LC item number
.K56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QW 806
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
  • Immunization
  • Communicable diseases
Label
Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity, Michael Kinch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pox Romana -- Vaccination & eradication -- Becoming defensive -- The wurst way to die -- Spreading like viruses -- A sense of humors -- Lost in translation -- Breathing easier -- Three little letters -- When future shocks become current affairs
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
xviii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • on1040594857
  • (OCoLC)1040594857
  • 2380216
Label
Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity, Michael Kinch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pox Romana -- Vaccination & eradication -- Becoming defensive -- The wurst way to die -- Spreading like viruses -- A sense of humors -- Lost in translation -- Breathing easier -- Three little letters -- When future shocks become current affairs
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
xviii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • on1040594857
  • (OCoLC)1040594857
  • 2380216

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