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Immunity and immunization in relation to public health

  • Intradermal Immunizationby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 219.00

    Despite the impressive success of current vaccine programs, there remains a need to improve the effectiveness of current vaccines. A more powerful and longer lasting immune response induced by smaller and fewer doses of vaccine is an exciting challenge and necessary to reduce costs and to avoid vaccine shortages during pandemic epidemics. Improvement... more...

  • Vaccines: A Biographyby Andrew W. Artenstein

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 269.00

    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$ 19.95

    Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, cofounder of the Canary Party, and editor at large for Age of Autism . He has authored several scientific publications on autism. He received his AB from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard. He coauthored the book The Age of Autism . Dan Olmsted is coauthor of Age of Autism and... 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$ 19.95

    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

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 169.00

    The vaccines most urgently needed are those against poverty-related diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. However, there is a considerable gap between the development of a vaccine and the implementation as a useful measure for disease control. Major obstacles need to be overcome even after successful completion of the preclinical stage.... 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...