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020 _a9781439158654
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100 1 _aMnookin, Seth.
245 1 4 _aThe panic virus :
_bthe true story behind the vaccine-autism controversy /
_cSeth Mnookin ; with a new afterword by the author.
246 1 0 _aThe true story behind the vaccine autism controversy
260 _aNew York, N. Y. :
_bSimon & Schuster Paperbacks,
_cc2012, c2011.
300 _axx, 439 p. ;
_c22 cm.
500 _aSummer 2012 Selected Accessions List.
500 _aA searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them.
500 _aIn this searching exposé, the recent hysteria over childhood vaccinations and their alleged link to autism becomes a cautionary tale of bad science amplified by media sensationalism.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 381-419) and index.
505 0 _aThe spotted pimple of death -- Milkmaid envy and a fear of modernity --The polio vaccine : from medical miracle to public health catastrophe -- Fluoride scares and swine flu scandals -- "Vaccine roulette" -- Autism's evolving identities -- Help! there are fibers growing out of my eyeballs! -- Enter Andrew Wakefield -- The Lancet paper -- Thimerosal and the mystery of Minamata's dancing cats -- The mercury moms -- The Simpsonwood Conference and the speed of light : a brief history of science -- The media and its messages -- Mark Geier, witness for hire -- The case of Michelle Cedillo -- Cognitive biases and availability cascades -- How to turn a lack of evidence into evidence of harm -- A conspiracy of dunces -- Autism speaks -- Katie Wright's accidental manifesto -- Jenny McCarthy's mommy instinct -- Medical NIMBYism and faith-based metaphysics -- Baby Brie -- Casualties of a war built on lies.
650 2 2 _aPanic.
650 0 _aVaccination
_xHistory.
650 0 _aHealth behavior.
650 0 _aVaccination
_xPsychological aspects.
650 1 2 _aVaccination
_xHistory.
650 2 2 _aMass media.
650 2 2 _aHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
650 0 _aMass media and culture.
650 1 2 _aVaccination
_xpsychology.
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