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The Resource Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume

Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume

Label
Immunization : how vaccines became controversial
Title
Immunization
Title remainder
how vaccines became controversial
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Blume
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vaccines have helped mankind to tackle the dire threat of infectious disease for more than a hundred years. They have become key tools of public health and scientists are charged with developing them as quickly as possible to combat the emergence of new diseases such as 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. - Publisher
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blume, Stuart S.
Index
index present
LC call number
RA638
LC item number
.B58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-vaccination movement
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Contraindications
  • Health Policy
  • Immunization
  • Vaccines
Label
Immunization : how vaccines became controversial, Stuart Blume
Instantiates
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
1. 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
Control code
ocn979568196
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781780238371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)979568196
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
1. 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
Control code
ocn979568196
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781780238371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)979568196

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