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Immunity and immunization in relation to public health

  • Vaccinesby Andrew W. Artenstein

    Springer 2009; US$ 229.00

    The History and Biography of Vaccines against Infectious Diseases is a multi-authored book, written for an academic audience but accessible to a general readership as well. The book examines the human stories that underlie the development of vaccines against infectious diseases. Each chapter traces the lineage of a vaccine by examining the people behind... more...

  • Understanding and Managing Vaccine Concernsby Julie A. Boom; Rachel M. Cunningham

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Smallpox, measles, diphtheria, polio: vaccines have diminished their power, and in some cases, eradicated these dreaded diseases. Yet this century has seen growing numbers of parents refusing vaccinations for their children, not only endangering them but also increasing the risk of outbreaks and epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases.Understanding... more...

  • The Politics of Vaccinationby Deborah Brunton

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 85.00

    The introduction of public vaccination was among the greatest of public health triumphs. By the end of the nineteenth century, legislation framed and implemented by medical experts in Britain's government brought smallpox under control for the first time. more...

  • Vaccine Epidemicby Louise Kuo Habakus; Mary Holland

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States. Featuring more than twenty experts from the... more...

  • Impfen? Ein Impfleitfadenby Dr. med. Alexander Ilg

    Netzwerk Impfentscheid 2013; US$ 4.99

    Wer impft, will das Beste für sich und seine Kinder. Wer nicht impft, auch. Die Grundlage für die entsprechende Entscheidung bildet bei ersteren die Angst vor der Gefährlichkeit von Infektionskrankheiten und die Behauptung, dass mit Impfungen Krankheiten ausgerottet worden seien und würden oder deren Verlauf gemildert werden könne – praktisch ohne... more...

  • The Grand Challenge for the Futureby Stefan H.E. Kaufmann; Paul-Henri Lambert

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    The urgently needed vaccines are those against poverty-related diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. This book provides a link between vaccine development and application under the particular conditions in developing countries. more...

  • Vaccinations and Public Concern in Historyby Andrea Kitta

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Vaccinations and Public Concern in History explores vernacular beliefs and practices that surround decisions not to vaccinate. Through the use of ethnographic, media, and narrative analyses, this book explores the vernacular explanatory models used in inoculation decision-making. The research on which the book draws was designed to help create public... more...

  • The Vaccine Controversyby KURT LINK M.D.

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    While millions of Americans receive vaccinations each year, a vocal segment of the population is opposed to all immunizations?some even refusing to get mandated vaccinations for their children. In The Vaccine Controversy, Dr. Kurt Link?a specialist in internal medicine?explores that paradox and provides a history of vaccine development, including such... more...

  • The Panic Virusby Seth Mnookin

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the... more...

  • Tutto sulle vaccinazioniby Anita Petek; Julia Emmenegger

    Netzwerk Impfentscheid 2014; US$ 12.99

    Tutto sulle vaccinazioni è una chiara opera di consultazione nella quale si descrive ogni malattia e il rispettivo trattamento possibile così come si spiegano i relativi vaccini e le sostanze additive, gli effetti collaterali ecc. A completare questo libro sono le informazioni supplementari di cui bisogna essere a conoscenza e che bisogna osservare... more...