Author: Stanley A. Plotkin,Walter A. Orenstein,Paul A. Offit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Completely revised and updated, this respected reference offers comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination--from development to use in reducing disease. It also includes access to a companion Web site for more coverage.
Author: Stanley A. Plotkin,Walter Orenstein,Paul A. Offit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Apply the latest vaccination knowledge with a reference that Bill Gates calls "an indispensable guide to the enhancement of the well-being of our world." Inside Vaccines, you’ll find comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination, from the development of each vaccine to its use in reducing disease. This medical reference book offers the expert information you need to apply the very latest techniques and information in your practice! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Gain a complete understanding of each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as epidemiology and public health and regulatory issues. Update your knowledge of both existing vaccines and vaccines currently in the research and development stage. Get complete answers on each vaccine, including its stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease-control strategies. Analyze the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of different vaccine options. Clearly visualize concepts and objective data through an abundance of tables and figures. Make optimal use of the latest vaccines for pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, human papillomavirus, herpes zoster, meningococcal disease, and much more. Stay at the forefront of new developments with completely updated chapters on malaria and HIV vaccines, a new chapter on vaccine regulations across the world, and many other revisions throughout.
The Debate in Modern America
Author: Mark A. Largent
Publisher: JHU Press
Since 1990, the number of mandated vaccines has increased dramatically. Today, a fully vaccinated child will have received nearly three dozen vaccinations between birth and age six. Along with the increase in number has come a growing wave of concern among parents about the unintended side effects of vaccines. In Vaccine, Mark A. Largent explains the history of the debate and identifies issues that parents, pediatricians, politicians, and public health officials must address. Nearly 40% of American parents report that they delay or refuse a recommended vaccine for their children. Despite assurances from every mainstream scientific and medical institution, parents continue to be haunted by the question of whether vaccines cause autism. In response, health officials herald vaccines as both safe and vital to the public's health and put programs and regulations in place to encourage parents to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. For Largent, the vaccine-autism debate obscures a constellation of concerns held by many parents, including anxiety about the number of vaccines required (including some for diseases that children are unlikely ever to encounter), unhappiness about the rigorous schedule of vaccines during well-baby visits, and fear of potential side effects, some of them serious and even life-threatening. This book disentangles competing claims, opens the controversy for critical reflection, and provides recommendations for moving forward.
Das Handbuch für die individuelle Impfentscheidung
Author: Dr. Martin Hirte
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
Category: Health & Fitness
Dr. Martin Hirte, Bestseller-Autor und renommierter Facharzt für Kinder-Heilkunde, bietet mit der aktualisierten Neuausgabe seines umfangreichen Standardwerks „Impfen – Pro & Contra“ eine fundierte Orientierungshilfe bei der individuellen Impf-Entscheidung. Auf der Grundlage jahrelanger Erfahrung liefert Dr. Hirte in seinem Impf-Ratgeber die wichtigsten Informationen zu den Impfungen, der moralischen Verpflichtung, der Situation der Impf-Ärzte, der Pharmaindustrie, Zusammensetzung, Zulassung und Verabreichung von Impfstoffen, uvm. Er diskutiert die in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz empfohlenen Impfungen sowie deren Nutzen und Risiken. Zusätzlich geht er auf die wichtigsten Reise-Impfungen ein. Welche Impfung ist wirklich sinnvoll? Welche Impfung kann sogar guten Gewissens aufgeschoben oder komplett ausgelassen werden? Unter diesen Gesichtspunkten werden unter anderem die Impfungen für Tetanus, Diphterie, FSME, HPV, Hepathitis, Masern, Mumps, Pneumokokken, Meningokokken, Röteln, Windpocken in diesem Impf-Ratgeber besprochen. Dr. Martin Hirtes praktische Impf-Entscheidungshilfe wird stetig aktualisiert und auf den neuesten Stand medizinischer Forschung gebracht. Das Werk kann immer wieder zu Rate gezogen werden. Lassen Sie sich vom renommierten Experten beraten!
The History, Use, and Safety of Vaccinations
Author: Kurt Link
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Health & Fitness
Describes the immune system, how vaccines work to boost it, and the facts regarding how effective and toxic vaccines have proven across the years and today.
Author: Stanley A. Plotkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Vaccinology, the concept of a science ranging from the study of immunology to the development and distribution of vaccines, was a word invented by Jonas Salk. This book covers the history of the methodological progress in vaccine development and to the social and ethical issues raised by vaccination. Chapters include "Jenner and the Vaccination against Smallpox," "Viral Vaccines," and "Ethical and Social Aspects of vaccines." Contributing authors include pioneers in the field, such as Samuel L. Katz and Hilary Koprowski. This history of vaccines is relatively short and many of its protagonists are still alive. This book was written by some of the chief actors in the drama whose subject matter is the conquest of epidemic disease.
The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
Author: Arthur Allen
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
A definitive history of vaccination ranges from Edward Jenner's 1796 creation of the world's first smallpox inoculation to the present day, looking at both the benefits of vaccination as well as the current controversy over their potential neurological side effects and the pharmaceutical companies' emphasis on treatment rather than prevention. Reprint.
Publisher: National Academies
The United States is facing a vaccine shortage that may threaten public health. This book examines vaccine research and development, production and supply, and utilization and offers recommendations aimed at ensuring vaccine supply and promoting innovation. In addition, this comprehensive volume provides information on the adverse reactions associated with the range of vaccines used in the United States and contains the most thorough analysis ever published on the state of the law regarding vaccine-related injury and compensation for vaccine injury.
Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults
Author: Randall Neustaedter
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Taking parents through the background and philosophy of vaccination, this guide discusses common misconceptions and covers each disease and its vaccine, providing difficult-to-obtain facts about vaccine reactions. Also discussed are vaccine effectiveness, toxicity and adverse effects, legal requirements, alternatives, and the latest information on the threat of bioterrorism.
Author: Guy De la Bédoyère
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Discoveries in science
The First Polio Vaccine explains what vaccinations are and how they work, discusses how Salk created his vaccine and how his work was received by his peers and the public, investigates how other scientists developed the polio vaccine, and takes a look at what his discovery has meant for medical science up to the present day.
A Practical Guide for Clinicians: the Purple Book
Author: Gary S. Marshall
Publisher: Professional Communications
An authoritative, user-friendly guide to vaccination. Easy to navigate yet replete with up-to-date information, the "Purple Book" contains practical advice and background for the practitioner on vaccine infrastructure, standards and regulations, business aspects of vaccine practice, general recommendations, schedules, special circumstances, and how to address a patient's concerns about vaccines. Specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases, the rationale for vaccine use, and available products is included. The book is targeted to pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, obstetricians, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Author: Bruno Busson
Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
Author: Sarah R. Lagrange
Publisher: Nova Publishers
The days when vaccines were something one received during childhood and just maybe again if visiting an undeveloped country are over. Terrorism and its accompanying threats have brought us anthrax vaccines and smallpox vaccines so far. New and dangerous public health threats are posed by West Nile Virus, SARS and AIDS not to mention exotic new types of flu viruses blowing in every year. These threats pose nontrivial threats to a weak public health system in America. Who for example, is to receive the vaccines if the supplies are limited or expensive: the rich, the military, the elderly, government workers, children? This volume brings together diverse studies of a new set of problems in America.
Author: Andrew W. Artenstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Why another book about vaccines? There are already a few extremely well-written medical textbooks that provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art technical reviews regarding vaccine science. Additionally, in the past decade alone, a number of engrossing, provocative books have been published on various related issues ra- ing from vaccines against specific diseases to vaccine safety and policy. Yet there remains a significant gap in the literature – the history of vaccines. Vaccines: A Biography seeks to fill a void in the extant literature by focusing on the history of vaccines and in so doing, recounts the social, cultural, and scientific history of vaccines; it places them within their natural, historical context. The book traces the lineage – the “biography” – of individual vaccines, originating with deeply rooted medical problems and evolving to an eventual conclusion. Nonetheless, these are not “biographies” in the traditional sense; they do not trace an individual’s growth and development. Instead, they follow an idea as it is conceived and dev- oped, through the contributions of many. These are epic stories of discovery, of risk-takers, of individuals advancing medical science, in the words of the famous physical scientist Isaac Newton, “by standing on the shoulders of giants. ” One grant reviewer described the book’s concept as “triumphalist”; although meant as an indictment, this is only partially inaccurate.
Seeking Justice for a Generation Betrayed
Author: Mary Holland,Kim Mack Rosenberg,Eileen Iorio
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
A Groundbreaking Exposé to the HPV Vaccine and the Science, Safety, and Business Behind It Cancer strikes fear in people’s hearts around globe. So the appearance of a vaccine to prevent cancer–as we are assured the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will–seemed like a game-changer. Since 2006, over eighty countries have approved the vaccine, with glowing endorsements from the world’s foremost medical authorities. Bringing in over $2.5 billion in annual sales, the HPV vaccine is a pharmaceutical juggernaut. Yet scandal now engulfs it worldwide. The HPV Vaccine on Trial is a shocking tale, chronicling the global efforts to sell and compel this alleged miracle. The book opens with the vaccine’s invention, winds through its regulatory labyrinths, details the crushing denial and dismissal of reported harms and deaths, and uncovers the enormous profits pharma and inventors have reaped. Authors Holland, Mack Rosenberg, and Iorio drill down into the clinical trial data, government approvals, advertising, and personal accounts of egregious injuries that have followed in countries as far-flung as Japan, Australia, Colombia, India, Ireland, the U.K. and Denmark. The authors have written an unprecedented exposé about this vaunted vaccine. Written in plain language, the book is for everyone concerned – parents, patients, doctors, nurses, scientists, healthcare organizations, government officials, and schools. Ultimately, this book is not just about the HPV vaccine, but about how industry, government, and medical authorities may be putting the world’s children in harm’s way.
Are They Really Safe and Effective?
Author: Neil Z. Miller
Category: Family & Relationships
Can mandatory vaccines trigger developmental disorders and autoimmune diseases? Does the US government secretly calculate how many people will be permanently disabled and killed from vaccines? Did AIDS originate in diseased monkey organs used to incubate polio vaccines? Are new viruses tested on unsuspecting vaccine recipients? How safe is your child from the near and long-term effects of these 'miracle' shots? Are vaccines really safe and effective? Read what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have to say. Find out what independent researchers have discovered. And listen to distraught mothers testifying before Congress regarding vaccine injury compensation. Then, you be the judge. This comprehensive book is packed with hundreds of important facts and figures. It includes 30 diagrams and more than 900 citations so that all of the information may be confirmed. As a concerned parent, you may then make an informed and responsible decision regarding the benefits and risks of vaccinating your child.
Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer
Author: Samantha D. Gottlieb
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Business & Economics
In Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine, medical anthropologist S.D. Gottlieb explores how the vaccine Gardasil—developed against the most common sexually-transmitted infection, human papillomavirus (HPV)—was marketed primarily as a cervical cancer vaccine. Gardasil quickly became implicated in two pre-existing debates—about adolescent sexuality and pediatric vaccinations more generally. Prior to its market debut, Gardasil seemed to offer female empowerment, touting protection against HPV and its potential for cervical cancer. Gottlieb questions the marketing pitch’s vaunted promise and asks why vaccine marketing unnecessarily gendered the vaccine’s utility, undermining Gardasil’s benefit for men and women alike. This book demonstrates why in the ten years since Gardasil’s U.S. launch its low rates of public acceptance have their origins in the early days of the vaccine dissemination. Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine addresses the on-going expansion in U.S. healthcare of patients-as-consumers and the ubiquitous, and sometimes insidious, health marketing of large pharma.