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Altenbaugh Vaccination in America

Medical Science and Children's Welfare

1. Auflage 2018, 355 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 154 mm x 27 mm, Gewicht: 598 g Reihe: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
ISBN: 978-3-319-96348-8
Verlag: Springer, Berlin

Altenbaugh Vaccination in America

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.




Weitere Infos & Material

1. Introduction: To Vaccinate, or Not to Vaccinate
I. Diseases, Death, and Disability
2. Living on the Edge
3. Bad Odors, Nasty Dust, and Dangerous Bugs
4. Not My Child!
II. Friendly Persuasion
5. Invisible Bugs Are Bad for You
6. Schoolhouse Medicine
7. Capstone Events
III. Ethical Authority?
8. Mistake and Misdeeds
9. Blood
10. A Moral Compass?
11. A Problematic Process
12. School Days
IV. Line Up and Roll Up Your Sleeves
13. Operation Needle
14. The Complexities of Mass Immunization Culture
V. Intellectual Authority?
15. A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing
16. What Is Science?

Altenbaugh, Richard J.
Richard J. Altenbaugh is Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and former Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, UK. His most recent book is The Last Children's Plague: Poliomyelitis, Disability, and Twentieth-Century American Culture.


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