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

Humphries, Suzanne. (Author). Bystrianyk, Roman.13 (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Oswayo Valley Memorial Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)

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Oswayo Valley Memorial Library 614.42 HUM (Text) 30723000339946 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1480216895
  • ISBN: 9781480216891
  • Physical Description: xviii, 504 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [United States] : [CreateSpace], [2015]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Diseases > History.
Diseases > Treatment > History.
Vaccines.
Communicable diseases > History.
Epidemics > History.

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