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Magic shots : a human and scientific account of the long and continuing struggle to eradicate infectious diseases by vaccination / Allan Chase.

1st ed.. New York : Morrow, 1982.
ISBN 9780688007874, 0688007872

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Subjects Communicable Disease Control -- History.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention -- History.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Vaccination -- History.
Description 576 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Discusses vaccines for smallpox, diphtheria, influenza, pneumonia, yellow fever, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, cancer, the common cold, meningitis, group B streptococcus, gonorrhea, and other diseases.
Contents Prevention is better -- "Something curious in the medical line": an animal distemper that prevents Smallpox in people -- On the eve of Germ Theory, sanitary reforms help reduce some contagions -- A vaccine for every infection -- Transformation of the instant vaccine dogma -- Diphtheria yields to Pasteur's dream of a "chemical vaccine" -- World War I and the more devastating influenza pandemic -- Industrial civilizations' "Captain of the Men of Death": Pneumonia -- " ... Virus, a creature of reason" -- Tragedy and triumph: the premature polio vaccines and the birth of modern medical virology -- Salk and Sabin vaccines make eradication of paralytic Poliomyelitis feasible -- To save our children: Live virus vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella -- Vaccines against human cancers: possible soon, but not right now -- The still elusive common cold vaccine -- The rediscovery of chemical vaccines against pneumonia and meningitis -- Group B Streptococcus and other baby killers- and new bacterial subunits to block them -- The old gonorrhea vaccines and other doctor's delusions -- The new gonorrhea vaccines: boon, bust, or time bomb? -- The future of vaccines: never brighter, never darker.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8628371
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