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The Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis, Paul A. Offit

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The Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis
Title
The Cutter incident
Title remainder
how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis
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Paul A. Offit
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Language
eng
Summary
This remarkable book recounts for the first time a devastating episode in 1955 at Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, that has led many pharmaceutical companies to abandon vaccine manufacture. Drawing on interviews with public health officials, pharmaceutical company executives, attorneys, Cutter employees and victims of the vaccine, as well as on previously unavailable archives, Dr. Paul Offit offers a full account of the Cutter disaster. He describes America's relief when the polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk in 1955, the production of the vaccine at industrial facilities such as the one operated by Cutter, and the tragedy that occurred when 200,000 people were inadvertently injected with live virulent polio virus: 70,000 became ill, 200 were permanently paralysed and 10 died. Dr. Offit also explores how, as a consequence of the tragedy, one jury's verdict set in motion events that eventually suppressed the production of vaccines already licensed and deterred the development of new vaccines that hold the promise of preventing other fatal diseases
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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The Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis, Paul A. Offit
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The Cutter incident : how America's first polio vaccine led to the growing vaccine crisis, Paul A. Offit
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1njkt9
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little white coffins -- Back to the drawing board -- Grand experiment -- How does it feel to be a killer of children? -- Man-made polio epidemic -- What went wrong at Cutter Laboratories -- Cutter in court -- Cigars, parasites, and human toes -- Death for the lambs
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1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300130379
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote

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