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Vaccines: A Biography

Editors: Artenstein, Andrew W. (Ed.)

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  • The concept and practice of vaccination ranks among the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century
  • Chapter authors are individuals who are actively, or were formerly engaged, in vaccine development
  • Authors bring a unique perspective and an intimate understanding of vaccine history
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Recounting the social, cultural, and scientific history of vaccines, Vaccines: A Biography traces the lineage—the ‘biography’—of individual vaccines, originating with deeply rooted medical problems, following ideas as they are conceived and developed, leading eventually to practical, preventive solutions to major public health problems in society. Yet these are not ‘biographies’ in the traditional sense; they do not trace an individual’s growth and development. These are epic stories of discovery, of risk-takers. They have all the trappings of fiction: strong protagonists who succeed against sometimes great odds, interpersonal conflicts, deceit, political intrigue, ethical dilemmas, and dramatic, if not staged events. They are set in the major centers of Europe and the United States, on farms and in slums, and in exotic venues from Calcutta to French Indochina to Cairo to Panama. They occur in the halls of academia, research laboratories, the chambers of government, and on the battlefields of war. At its core, Vaccine: A Biography is the history of individuals advancing medical science, in the words of the famous physical scientist Isaac Newton, "by standing on the shoulders of giants".

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vaccines: A Biography
Editors
  • Andrew W. Artenstein
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1108-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1108-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1107-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8362-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 402
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