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The Resource Defeating the ministers of death : the compelling history of vaccination, David Isaacs

Defeating the ministers of death : the compelling history of vaccination, David Isaacs

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Defeating the ministers of death : the compelling history of vaccination
Title
Defeating the ministers of death
Title remainder
the compelling history of vaccination
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David Isaacs
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1919, Spanish flu killed over 50 million people, more than died in both world wars combined. In 1950, an estimated 50 million people caught smallpox worldwide, of whom 10 million died. In 1980, before measles vaccine was widely used, an estimated 2.6 million children died of measles every year. Less than 100 years ago, losing a child to an infection like diphtheria or polio was a dreaded but almost inevitable sorrow faced by all parents, from the richest to the poorest. Today, these killer diseases are almost never seen in industrialised countries, thanks to the development of vaccines. Immunisation has given modern parents peace of mind their ancestors could not imagine. The history of vaccination is rich with trial, error, sabotage and success. It encompasses the tragedy of lives lost, the drama of competition and discovery, the culpability of botched testing, and the triumph of effective, lifelong immunity
Summary
The story of vaccination is rich with trial, error, sabotage and success. It's the tragedy of lives lost, the drama of competition and discovery, the culpability of botched testing, and the triumph of effective, lifelong immunity. Yet with the eradication in the first world of some of our deadliest diseases - and the fading memory of their awful consequences - complacency has set in. We forget the power of these diseases at our peril. This is a book for everyone who fronts up to get their jabs and might want to be reminded why.
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10763501
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Isaacs, David
Dewey number
614.47
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
  • Immunisation
  • Communicable diseases
Target audience
adult
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Defeating the ministers of death : the compelling history of vaccination, David Isaacs
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065150936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460756843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1096255900
Label
Defeating the ministers of death : the compelling history of vaccination, David Isaacs
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065150936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460756843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1096255900

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