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Autor: Andrew W. Artenstein
ISBN-13: 9781441911070
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 401
Gewicht: 877 g
Format: 245x167x37 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Vaccines: A Biography

A Biography
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Why another book about vaccines? There are already a few extremely well-written medical textbooks that provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art technical reviews regarding vaccine science. Additionally, in the past decade alone, a number of engrossing, provocative books have been published on various related issues ra- ing from vaccines against specific diseases to vaccine safety and policy. Yet there remains a significant gap in the literature - the history of vaccines. Vaccines: A Biography seeks to fill a void in the extant literature by focusing on the history of vaccines and in so doing, recounts the social, cultural, and scientific history of vaccines; it places them within their natural, historical context. The book traces the lineage - the "biography" - of individual vaccines, originating with deeply rooted medical problems and evolving to an eventual conclusion. Nonetheless, these are not "biographies" in the traditional sense; they do not trace an individual's growth and development. Instead, they follow an idea as it is conceived and dev- oped, through the contributions of many. These are epic stories of discovery, of risk-takers, of individuals advancing medical science, in the words of the famous physical scientist Isaac Newton, "by standing on the shoulders of giants. " One grant reviewer described the book's concept as "triumphalist"; although meant as an indictment, this is only partially inaccurate.
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The concept and practice of vaccination ranks among the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century
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Vaccinology in Context: The Historical Burden of Infectious Diseases.- Smallpox.- A Brief History of Microbiology and Immunology.- Anthrax.- Rabies.- Killed Vaccines: Cholera, Typhoid and Plague.- Toxoid Vaccines.- Tuberculosis and BCG.- The Discovery of Viruses and the Evolution of Vaccinology.- Yellow Fever.- Influenza.- Polio.- Measles, Mumps and Rubella.- Diseases of Military Importance.- Varicella and Zoster.- Polysaccharide Vaccines.- Hepatitis B.- Japanese Encephalitis.- Hepatitis A.- Rotavirus.- Human Papillomaviruses.- The Future of Vaccine Discovery and Development.

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Autor: Andrew W. Artenstein
ISBN-13 :: 9781441911070
ISBN: 1441911073
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.12.2009
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 877g
Seiten: 401
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 245x167x37 mm, 82 schwarz-weiße und 2 farbige Abbildungen, 7 schwarz-weiße Tabellen