Vaccines

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In Vaccines, learn how early vaccines were discovered, how greater understanding of the immune system and antibodies taught scientists why these treatments work, and how that knowledge assists in the development of new preventative measures. Also featured is a balanced discussion of the controversies that have arisen over the safety of certain vaccines.

Science Foundations explores the many methods scientists use to understand our world and the universe beyond. The titles in ...

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Overview

In Vaccines, learn how early vaccines were discovered, how greater understanding of the immune system and antibodies taught scientists why these treatments work, and how that knowledge assists in the development of new preventative measures. Also featured is a balanced discussion of the controversies that have arisen over the safety of certain vaccines.

Science Foundations explores the many methods scientists use to understand our world and the universe beyond. The titles in this series cover many important topics central to the study of earth, physical, chemical, and biological sciences, while presenting these subjects in an easy-to-read, functional style. From the tiniest quantum particle to the expansion of the universe, the books in the Science Foundations series provide excellent supplements to an extensive science curriculum.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133394
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Chelsea House Science Foundations Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ancients and Aristocrats 7

2 Edward Jenner and the Milkmaid 15

3 Discovering What Works 23

4 Why vaccines Work 26

5 Fighting Fear: The Battle Against Polio 50

6 Eradicating Disease 67

7 Backlash 80

8 New Challenges, New Frontiers 92

Glossary 103

Bibliography 108

Further Resources 109

Picture Credits 112

Index 113

About the Author 118

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