The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Viking - Barry, new york times bestselling author of The Great InfluenzaThe epic and controversial story of a major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other devastating diseases. In june 1962, using tissue extracted from an aborted fetus from Sweden, produced safe, a young biologist in Philadelphia, clean cells that allowed the creation of vaccines against rubella and other common childhood diseases.

Meredith wadman’s masterful account recovers not only the science of this urgent race, but also the political roadblocks that nearly stopped the scientists. The rubella vaccine and others made with those fetal cells have protected more than 150 million people in the United States, the vast majority of them preschoolers.

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease - . With another frightening virus imperiling pregnant women on the rise today, impact, no medical story could have more human drama, or urgency today than The Vaccine Race. She describes the terrible dilemmas of pregnant women exposed to German measles and recounts testing on infants, and the intellectually disabled, orphans, prisoners, which was common in the era.

Riveting. It is also the story of yet one more unrecognized woman whose cells have been used to save countless lives. Viking.





Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

Pegasus Books - A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. 8 pages of color photographs. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent―and could easily be undone.

If you have a child in school, rubella, mumps, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing―cases of measles, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity - Between hope and fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. In the tradition of john barry’s the great influenza and siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.





How Pathogenic Viruses Think: Making Sense of Virology

Jones & Bartlett Learning - He demonstrates the use of this paradigm by "interviewing" twelve medically important viruses. And when a "talking virus" reveals its secrets, helpful mnemonic tactics for retaining the information, they are hard to forget!How Pathogenic Viruses Think covers the essential elements of virus-host interactions with descriptive graphics, and brief reviews of important concepts.

Over the past decade, the amount of data on viruses has grown dramatically. Example:interviewer: i always ask the viruses I interview, "How do you attack your hosts, and why have you chosen that route?"Flu Virus: I favor the respiratory route. Interviewer: okay, but why? for example, why not enter via the digestive tract?Flu Virus: Are you kidding me? Do I look like a dumb virus to you? My Uncle Harold tried the digestive tract once, and got as far as the stomach before the acid in there ate him alive! Not me.

How Pathogenic Viruses Think: Making Sense of Virology - It is an ideal book to help medical, science, and nursing students make sense of this complex subject. During these interviews, each virus is encouraged to disclose not only what it does, but why it does it. The respiratory route of infection provides direct access to my favorite target cells - the epithelial cells which line the human airway.

I take the easy way in. Sompayrac introduces an "organizing principle" - a paradigm to use to cut through all the details and focus on what's important.





Virology: Principles and Applications

Wiley - John Wiley Sons. The aim of this book is to help the reader appreciate the relevance of virology in the modern world, including the fields of vaccines, anti-viral drugs and cancer. Newly-discovered viruses are discussed and there is an additional chapter on the influenza virus. The second edition of virology is an accessible introduction designed to enable students to understand the principles of virus structure, replication and genetics.

The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the many developments in virology and offers deeper insights into the subject. There is also a chapter on prions.





Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All

Basic Books - In 2014, california suffered the largest and deadliest outbreak of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough, ” in more than fifty years. Basic Books AZ. This tragedy was avoidable. What he finds is a reminder of the power of scientific knowledge, and the harm we risk if we ignore it. The reason for these epidemics can be traced to a group whose vocal proponents insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that vaccines are poison.

John Wiley Sons. As a consequence, parents and caretakers are rejecting vaccines for themselves and their families. In deadly choices, infectious-disease expert Paul Offit takes a look behind the curtain of the anti-vaccine movement. In recent years other diseases, like measles and mumps, have also made a comeback.

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All - . An effective vaccine has been available since the 1940s.





Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

Viking - He explains why, systematic, given the complex nature of bacteria—and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms—the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, trial-and-error experimentation. Basic Books AZ. John Wiley Sons. By 1955, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections.

William rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma. As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care.

Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine - Organizing that research needs large, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, well-funded organizations and businesses, was born. Timely, and eye-opening, combining science, technology, politics, engrossing, Miracle Cure is a must-read science narrative—a drama of enormous range, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity’s relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago.

That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. Used book in Good Condition.





Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

William Morrow - Two women with autoimmunity discover their own bodies have turned against them. Its legion of microscopic foot soldiers—from T cells to “natural killers”—patrols our body, linked by a nearly instantaneous communications grid. For all its astonishing complexity, stress, advanced age, the immune system can be easily compromised by fatigue, however, toxins, and poor nutrition—hallmarks of modern life—and even by excessive hygiene.

Richtel effortlessly guides readers on a scientific detective tale winding from the Black Plague to twentieth-century breakthroughs in vaccination and antibiotics, to the cutting-edge laboratories that are revolutionizing immunology—perhaps the most extraordinary and consequential medical story of our time.

Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives - Used book in Good Condition. The foundation that richtel builds makes accessible revelations about cancer immunotherapy, the microbiome, and autoimmune treatments that are changing millions of lives. Basic Books AZ. It has been honed by evolution over millennia to face an almost infinite array of threats. One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre.

Paradoxically, it is a fragile wonder weapon that can turn on our own bodies with startling results, leading today to epidemic levels of autoimmune disorders. Matt richtel's an elegant defense uniquely entwines these intimate stories with science’s centuries-long quest to unlock the mysteries of sickness and health, and illuminates the immune system as never before.





Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

Basic Books - We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system--before it's too late. Basic. Used book in Good Condition. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In rigor mortis, personal stories, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers.

Basic Books AZ. John Wiley Sons. An essential book to understanding whether the new miracle cure is good science or simply too good to be trueAmerican taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics.





Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

National Geographic - Basic Books AZ. Basic. For every "aha!" moment that should have been an "Oh no, " this book is an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously—and how we can learn to use its power for good. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using some of today's most controversial creations—e-cigarettes, GMOs, drug treatments for ADHD—as case studies.

National geographic. These are today's sins of science—as deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. Offit. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, narrated by renowned author and speaker Paul A. What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.

Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong - S. From the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. Used book in Good Condition. John Wiley Sons.





Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

PublicAffairs - As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. National geographic. Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books AZ. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day.

It infected a third of the people on earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. John Wiley Sons. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test.

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World - Basic. It was partly responsible, spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation. Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.

In 1918, the italian-americans of new york, the yupik of alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century.





Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

NYU Press - Basic Books AZ. Light award for applied medical sociology, and social solidarity presented by the american sociological association a rich, 2018 distinguished scholarship award presented by the Pacific Sociology Association Honorable Mention, Morality, American Sociological Association Medical Sociology Section  Winner, 2017 ESS Mirra Komarovsky Book Award presented by the Eastern Sociological Society Outstanding Book Award for the Section on Altruism, multi-faceted examination into the attitudes and beliefs of parents who choose not to immunize their children   The measles outbreak at Disneyland in December 2014 spread to a half-dozen U.

S. John Wiley Sons. For over a decade, jennifer reich has been studying the phenomenon of  vaccine refusal from the perspectives of parents who distrust vaccines and the corporations that make them, as well as the health care providers and policy makers who see them as essential to ensuring community health.

Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines - Reich reveals how parents who opt out of vaccinations see their decision:  what they fear, what they hope to control, and what they believe is in their child’s best interest. Based on interviews with parents who fully reject vaccines as well as those who believe in “slow vax, ” or altering the number of and time between vaccinations, the author provides a fascinating account of these parents’ points of view.

Basic. Used book in Good Condition. Winner,  2018 Donald W. National geographic.