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

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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
Title variation
Between hope & fear
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Between Hope and Fear, 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. In the tradition of John berry's The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies, 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
Summary
The author of A Prescription for Change 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
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677430
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
614.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA638
LC item number
.K56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of vaccines and human immunity
Label
Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity, Michael Kinch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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
Control code
21424361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781681777511
Lccn
bl2018080363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Between hope and fear : a history of vaccines and human immunity, Michael Kinch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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
Control code
21424361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781681777511
Lccn
bl2018080363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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