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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737728576
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/20/2006
  • Series: History of Drugs
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 221
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     11
Introduction     14
The First Generation of Vaccines
The Earliest Inoculations Took Place in Asia   D.P. Agrawal   Lalit Tiwari     19
Eradicating the Scourge of Smallpox   Edward Jenner     29
The Fight Against Rabies   Louis Pasteur     34
The Search for a Tuberculosis Vaccine   Frank M. Collins     43
Vaccines Against Cholera and Plague   Edythe Lutzker   Carol Jochnowitz     50
The Second Generation of Vaccines
The Competition to Develop an Oral Polio Vaccine   Bernard Seytre   Mary Shaffer     59
The Successful Search for a Measles Vaccine   Thomas H. Weller   Frederick C. Robbins     67
The Godfather of the Modern Vaccine Era   Huntley Collins     73
Breakthrough Vaccines Against Hepatitis A and B   Margie Patlak     83
The Search for New Vaccines
New Approaches in the Search for an HIV Vaccine   Patricia Kahn     93
The Rush to Develop an Avian Flu Vaccine   Erika Check     100
New Vaccinations Against Tobacco and Cocaine Addictions   Shannon Klie     107
The Challenge of Creating Vaccines Against Bioterrorism Agents$dThe NationalAcademy of Sciences     115
The Nasal Spray Vaccine for Influenza Is Approved   Nancy Ross-Flanigan     125
Recent Controversies over Vaccines
The Anthrax Vaccine Is Safe$dThe National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine     131
The Military's Anthrax Vaccine Is Not Safe   Bob Evans     140
The Government Allowed Unsafe Amounts of Mercury in Childhood Vaccines   Andrea Rock     151
The Government Did Not Allow Unsafe Levels of Mercury in Childhood Vaccines$dThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration     163
The Controversial Vaccine for Cervical Cancer   Janet Guyon     174
Setbacks Plague the U.S. Flu Vaccine Program   Sabin Russell     185
Appendix     191
Chronology     197
Organizations to Contact     201
For Further Research     207
Index     214
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