In the Blink of an Eye: The Deadly Story of Epidemic Meningitis
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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Chapter 2 The Art and Science of Germs
Chapter 3 A Singular Disease
Chapter 4 A Very Mortal Disease
Chapter 5 Early Approaches at Therapy
Chapter 6 Antibiotics and Survival of the Fittest
Chapter 7 A Brief History of Vaccines
Chapter 8 That Soluble Speci ﬁ c Substance
Chapter 9 Towards a Vaccine
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