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Author Link, Kurt, 1937-

Title The vaccine controversy : the history, use, and safety of vaccinations / Kurt Link
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, [2005]


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 MELB  614.47 Lin/Vct  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series ABC-Clio ebook
Contents Ch. 1. The immune system and surviving infection -- Ch. 2. Vaccine history and types -- Ch. 3. Disasters and near misses -- Ch. 4. The current controversy : in perspective -- Ch. 5. Smallpox vaccine -- Ch. 6. Chicken pox vaccine -- Ch. 7. Diphtheria vaccine -- Ch. 8. Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine -- Ch. 9. Tetanus vaccine -- Ch. 10. Measles vaccine -- Ch. 11. Mumps vaccine -- Ch. 12. Rubella vaccine -- Ch. 13. Polio vaccine -- Ch. 14. Flu vaccine -- Ch. 15. H. flu (hib) vaccine -- Ch. 16. Pneumococcus vaccine -- Ch. 17. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine -- Ch. 18. Hepatitis A (HAV) vaccine -- Ch. 19. BCG : the hunt for a TB vaccine -- Ch. 20. Anthrax vaccine -- Ch. 21. Special vaccines for travelers, health care workers, and military personnel -- Ch. 22. Japanese encephalitis vaccine -- Ch. 23. Rabies vaccine -- Ch. 24. Vaccines of the future -- Ch. 25. HIV vaccines
Summary "Millions of Americans are vaccinated each year, whether they are elders looking to avoid bouts of influenza or children whose parents want to protect them from potentially deadly childhood diseases. Still, there remains a vocal segment of the population in opposition to all immunization, some even refusing to get mandated vaccinations for their children. Here, a specialist of internal medicine explores that paradox. Dr. Link explains the immune system and how it works, as well as the history of vaccine development, and the various types of vaccines including the efficacy and potential toxicity of each. A physician for more than 35 years, Link also spotlights possible future vaccines, such as those being developed in the hope of immunizing against HIV."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Vaccination.
Vaccination -- History.
Vaccination -- Complications.
Vaccines -- Health aspects.
Vaccines -- Safety measures.
Vaccination -- adverse effects.
Vaccination -- trends.
Vaccines -- immunology.
Vaccines -- adverse effects.
Vaccines -- adverse effects.
Vaccination -- adverse effects.
Vaccination -- trends.
Vaccines -- immunology.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2005003458
ISBN 0275984729 alkaline paper