The Virus and the Vaccineby Debbie Bookchin, Jim Schumacher
"The Virus and the Vaccine has its share of heroes and villains, like any good novel-except that this is not fiction. Powerful and emotive, the book captures the joy of scientific discovery-from the dramatic fight against polio to the thrill of basic virology-with the tone of a mystery thriller. It offers an inside look at how scientific thinking evolves and/i>
"The Virus and the Vaccine has its share of heroes and villains, like any good novel-except that this is not fiction. Powerful and emotive, the book captures the joy of scientific discovery-from the dramatic fight against polio to the thrill of basic virology-with the tone of a mystery thriller. It offers an inside look at how scientific thinking evolves and how scientists must struggle to overcome established dogmas."
- Dr. Norman J. Maitland, Professor of Molecular Biology, Director of YCR Cancer Research Unit, University of York
"A beautifully-told tale of science and a fascinating piece of medical history. The Virus and the Vaccine reveals how science can be distorted, pushed and pulled by the pressures of politics and profits."
- Dr. David Himmelstein, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"Millions of Americans are unaware that government officials and leading scientists played Russian roulette with their health in the 1960s after discovering that the original polio vaccines were contaminated with a cancer-causing monkey virus. Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher's fascinating, meticulously-researched account of the coverup, and its possible long-term health effects, is a deeply disturbing chapter in the recent history of science."
- Stephen S. Hall, New York Times Magazine science writer and author of Merchants of Immortality
- St. Martin's Press
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- First Edition
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- 6.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.39(d)
Meet the Author
Debbie Bookchin is a prize-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Nation, and The Boston Globe, among others.
Jim Schumacher has written science articles for periodicals including the Atlantic Monthly and Boston Magazine. They are married to each other and live in Burlington, Vermont.
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Doing my own research on whether to vaccinate my own children, this book made me think about the fact that the goverment can suggest what is in vaccines but they donnot regulate. Also vaccine companies are not liable for the medical problems people face after getting the vaccine. What other company out there cannot be sued for their product? Also even after the vaccine was known to be bad, by either still causing polio or carcinogenic, they would not remove the supply. They would use them all up, because they knew that even if the people would file a lawsuit, it would cost less than the money they would lose by throwing the contaminated supply away. This was before 1988. After 1988 they can not be held responsible for what the vaccine does to you. Amazing. It is all about money. Educate yourself on what you are putting into your bodies. Thank you to the authors.