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Between Hope and Fear

A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

by Michael Kinch

Hardcover, 334 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |

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A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity
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Presents an informed examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate.

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This did not really happen. Cows' heads did not emerge from the bodies of people newly inoculated against smallpox. But fear of the vaccine was so widespread that it prompted British satirist James Gillray to create this spoof in 1802. Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University hide caption

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Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University