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The Resource Dissolving illusions : disease, vaccines and the forgotten history, Suzanne Humphries MD and Roman Bystrianyk

Dissolving illusions : disease, vaccines and the forgotten history, Suzanne Humphries MD and Roman Bystrianyk

Label
Dissolving illusions : disease, vaccines and the forgotten history
Title
Dissolving illusions
Title remainder
disease, vaccines and the forgotten history
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Humphries MD and Roman Bystrianyk
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Starting in the mid-1800s, there was a steady drop in deaths from all infectious diseases, decreasing to relatively minor levels by the early 1900s. The history of that transformation involves famine, poverty, filth, lost cures, eugenicist doctrine, individual freedoms versus state might, protests and arrests over vaccine refusal, and much more. But the authors shows that vaccines, antibiotics, and other medical interventions are not responsible for the increase in lifespan and the decline in mortality from infectious diseases
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humphries, Suzanne
Dewey number
614.409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB15
LC item number
.H86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bystrianyk, Roman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemics
Label
Dissolving illusions : disease, vaccines and the forgotten history, Suzanne Humphries MD and Roman Bystrianyk
Link
http://www.dissolvingillusions.com/
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terminology -- The not so good ol' days -- Suffer the little children -- Disease: a way of life -- Smallpox and the first vaccine -- Contaminated vaccines -- The great demonstration -- The rebel experiment -- The power of the state -- The case of Arthur Smith Jr. -- The health revolution -- The amazing decline -- The "disappearance" of polio -- Whooping cough -- Measles -- Starvation, scurvy, and Vitamin C -- Lost remedies -- Belief and fear
Control code
ocn856519893
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 504 pages
Isbn
9781480216891
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856519893
Label
Dissolving illusions : disease, vaccines and the forgotten history, Suzanne Humphries MD and Roman Bystrianyk
Link
http://www.dissolvingillusions.com/
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terminology -- The not so good ol' days -- Suffer the little children -- Disease: a way of life -- Smallpox and the first vaccine -- Contaminated vaccines -- The great demonstration -- The rebel experiment -- The power of the state -- The case of Arthur Smith Jr. -- The health revolution -- The amazing decline -- The "disappearance" of polio -- Whooping cough -- Measles -- Starvation, scurvy, and Vitamin C -- Lost remedies -- Belief and fear
Control code
ocn856519893
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 504 pages
Isbn
9781480216891
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856519893

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