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Immunity and immunization in relation to public health

  • Vaccines: A Biographyby Andrew W. Artenstein

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 259.00

    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...

  • Vaccines 2.0by Mark Blaxill; Dan Olmsted

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    The CDC?s bloated vaccine schedule has doubled since 1988, after the federal government gave pharmaceutical companies immunity from lawsuits. Autism and other childhood disorders like asthma, ADHD, juvenile diabetes and digestive ailments have skyrocketed. And parents are understandably nervous, desperate for objective guidance that takes those concerns... more...

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

    Springer International Publishing 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

    A detailed examination of the political forces and events that shaped smallpox vaccination policy in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland during the nineteenth century. more...

  • Vaccine Epidemicby Louise Kuo Habakus; Mary Holland

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    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

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 169.00

    The vaccines most urgently needed are those againstpoverty-related diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV.However, there is a considerable gap between the development of avaccine and the implementation as a useful measure for diseasecontrol. Major obstacles need to be overcome even after successfulcompletion of the preclinical stage. This... more...

  • Thimerosal: Let the Science Speakby Robert F. Kennedy; Mark Hyman; Martha R MD PhD Herbert

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 25.99

    From New York Times bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., comes a science-based call for the immediate removal of the dangerous mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal from vaccines. Over a decade ago, following a sharp rise in developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal was widely believed... more...

  • Vaccinations and Public Concern in Historyby Andrea Kitta

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Vaccine Controversy, The: The History, Use, and Safety of Vaccinationsby Kurt Link

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 41.00

    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... more...