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The Resource Vaccination in America : medical science and children's welfare, Richard J. Altenbaugh

Vaccination in America : medical science and children's welfare, Richard J. Altenbaugh

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Vaccination in America : medical science and children's welfare
Title
Vaccination in America
Title remainder
medical science and children's welfare
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Richard J. Altenbaugh
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Language
eng
Summary
The success of the polio vaccine was a remarkable breakthrough for medical science, effectively eradicating a dreaded childhood disease. It was also the largest medical experiment to use American schoolchildren. Richard J. Altenbaugh examines an uneasy conundrum in the history of vaccination: even as vaccines greatly mitigate the harm that infectious disease causes children, the process of developing these vaccines put children at great risk as research subjects. In the first half of the twentieth century, in the face of widespread resistance to vaccines, public health officials gradually medicalized American culture through mass media, public health campaigns, and the public education system. Schools supplied tens of thousands of young human subjects to researchers, school buildings became the main dispensaries of the polio antigen, and the mass immunization campaign that followed changed American public health policy in profound ways. Tapping links between bioethics, education, public health, and medical research, this book raises fundamental questions about child welfare and the tension between private and public responsibility that still fuel anxieties around vaccination today.--
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Altenbaugh, Richard J
Dewey number
614.470830973
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ240
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
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  • Vaccination of children
  • Immunization of children
  • Children
  • Child welfare
  • United States
Label
Vaccination in America : medical science and children's welfare, Richard J. Altenbaugh
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction: To Vaccinate, or Not to Vaccinate; Part I Diseases, Death, and Disability; Chapter 2 Living on the Edge; Under Siege; A Medical Puzzle; Chapter 3 Bad Odors, Nasty Dust, and Dangerous Bugs; Health and Sanitation; The Science of Diseases; The New Public Health; Vaccination; Remedy or Hazard?; Chapter 4 Not My Child!; Early Resistance; Children's Rights; Building Public Trust; Part II Friendly Persuasion; Chapter 5 Invisible Bugs Are Bad for You; Popular Culture; Scientists as Role Models; World War II; Mothers' Work; All Together Now
  • Chapter 6 Schoolhouse MedicineHealth Problems, Both Big and Small; Medical Inspections; The Whole Child; One-Stop Service; The Doctor Is In; Mother Knows Best; Center Stage; Chapter 7 Capstone Events; Trouble in the Big Apple; A Scientific Miracle?; A Successful Crusade?; Part III Ethical Authority?; Chapter 8 Mistakes and Misdeeds; Knowledge Is Power; Vulnerable Populations; Chapter 9 Blood; Natural Experiments; Moral Ethics; Nuremberg Code; Chapter 10 A Moral Compass?; Laissez-Faire; Reboot; A Delicate Balance; Laboratory Results; Trial and Error; Misdeeds; Chapter 11 A Problematic Process
  • Risky BusinessA Missing Step?; Chapter 12 School Days; The Steel City; A Most Important Project; Part IV Line Up and Roll Up Your Sleeves; Chapter 13 "Operation Needle"; Mass Immunization; Scientific Progress; Human Guinea Pigs; Safeguards; Chapter 14 The Complexities of Mass Immunization Culture; Vaccination Policy; Crosscurrents; Part V Intellectual Authority?; Chapter 15 A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing; The Usual Suspect; Modern Roots of Opposition; Avenues of Persuasion; Chapter 16 What Is Science?; A Penny for Your Thoughts; Who Owns the Child?; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319963488
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-96349-5
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1047729306
  • (OCoLC)1047729306
Label
Vaccination in America : medical science and children's welfare, Richard J. Altenbaugh
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction: To Vaccinate, or Not to Vaccinate; Part I Diseases, Death, and Disability; Chapter 2 Living on the Edge; Under Siege; A Medical Puzzle; Chapter 3 Bad Odors, Nasty Dust, and Dangerous Bugs; Health and Sanitation; The Science of Diseases; The New Public Health; Vaccination; Remedy or Hazard?; Chapter 4 Not My Child!; Early Resistance; Children's Rights; Building Public Trust; Part II Friendly Persuasion; Chapter 5 Invisible Bugs Are Bad for You; Popular Culture; Scientists as Role Models; World War II; Mothers' Work; All Together Now
  • Chapter 6 Schoolhouse MedicineHealth Problems, Both Big and Small; Medical Inspections; The Whole Child; One-Stop Service; The Doctor Is In; Mother Knows Best; Center Stage; Chapter 7 Capstone Events; Trouble in the Big Apple; A Scientific Miracle?; A Successful Crusade?; Part III Ethical Authority?; Chapter 8 Mistakes and Misdeeds; Knowledge Is Power; Vulnerable Populations; Chapter 9 Blood; Natural Experiments; Moral Ethics; Nuremberg Code; Chapter 10 A Moral Compass?; Laissez-Faire; Reboot; A Delicate Balance; Laboratory Results; Trial and Error; Misdeeds; Chapter 11 A Problematic Process
  • Risky BusinessA Missing Step?; Chapter 12 School Days; The Steel City; A Most Important Project; Part IV Line Up and Roll Up Your Sleeves; Chapter 13 "Operation Needle"; Mass Immunization; Scientific Progress; Human Guinea Pigs; Safeguards; Chapter 14 The Complexities of Mass Immunization Culture; Vaccination Policy; Crosscurrents; Part V Intellectual Authority?; Chapter 15 A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing; The Usual Suspect; Modern Roots of Opposition; Avenues of Persuasion; Chapter 16 What Is Science?; A Penny for Your Thoughts; Who Owns the Child?; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319963488
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-96349-5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1047729306
  • (OCoLC)1047729306

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