In the Blink of an Eye: The Deadly Story of Epidemic Meningitis

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 26, 2012 - Medical - 138 pages
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This book is an account of a major historical event, in the world of medicine. As the son of one of the lead scientists who developed the vaccine for meningococcal meningitis, Andrew Artenstein has a unique perspective on the story. In the Blink of an Eye shares his experience.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Origins
1
Chapter 2 The Art and Science of Germs
7
Chapter 3 A Singular Disease
19
Chapter 4 A Very Mortal Disease
29
Chapter 5 Early Approaches at Therapy
39
Chapter 6 Antibiotics and Survival of the Fittest
49
Chapter 7 A Brief History of Vaccines
59
Chapter 8 That Soluble Speci fi c Substance
67
Chapter 10 Success for Half
87
Chapter 11 The Future of a Killer
97
Epilogue
107
Source Notes
109
Selected Bibliography
125
Acknowledgments
129
Subject Index
131
Name Index
137

Chapter 9 Towards a Vaccine
75

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