Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases

Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases


His goal—to hinder each sickness that normally attacked children—was unimaginable. yet Maurice Hilleman got here close.

Maurice Hilleman is the daddy of contemporary vaccines. leader between his accomplishments are 9 vaccines that virtually each baby will get, rendering previously lethal diseases—including mumps, rubella, and measles—nearly forgotten. writer Paul A. Offit's wealthy and full of life narrative info Hilleman's learn and reviews because the foundation for a bigger exploration of the advance of vaccines, protecting 200 years of scientific historical past and touring around the globe within the method. The heritage of vaccines unavoidably brings with it a cautionary message, as they've got come lower than attack from these insisting they do extra damage than stable. Paul Offit basically and compellingly rebuts those arguments, and, by way of demonstrating how a lot the paintings of Hilleman and others has received for humanity, exhibits us how a lot we need to lose.

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