Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, Mar 21, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
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Objections to mandatory vaccination are widespread in the world today. Rather than being a new development, such objections have existed since vaccinations were first introduced. This book provides complete coverage of the history and background of vaccination issues in the United States and around the world, along with a detailed examination of the issues related to the use of vaccination today, and supplies readers with the necessary information to consider if the potential benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.

Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook overviews the scientific basis for and history of immunization as a method for protecting individuals against disease, along with a review of the social, political, and economic issues related to the use of immunization in both human and animal populations. The book debunks prevalent public health myths by clearly outlining the scientific consensus behind modern immunization regimes. Also included are profiles of important individuals and organizations within the history of vaccination, a chronology of important events, as well as pertinent reports, laws, and court decisions that give the reader a greater appreciation of the issues surrounding vaccination.

 

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Based on what is available in the pre-print form, the book is an engaging account of the history, evolution and status of vaccines. This is also an insight to human psychology and also that even here we can do with real role models, rather than film stars, whom people would emulate.
Dr. CM Nautiyal
 

Contents

1 Background and History
3
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
57
3 Perspectives
133
4 Profiles
167
5 Data and Documents
237
6 Resources
283
7 Chronology
325
Glossary
339
Index
345
About the Author
353
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David E. Newton is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, workbooks, and other educational materials, primarily in the field of science and math.

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