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The Resource Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism : my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)

Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism : my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)

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Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism : my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad
Title
Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism
Title remainder
my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1994, Peter J. Hotez's nineteen-month-old daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed with autism. Dr. Hotez, a pediatrician-scientist who develops vaccines for neglected tropical diseases affecting the world's poorest people, became troubled by the decades-long rise of the influential anti-vaccine community and their inescapable narrative around childhood vaccines and autism. The alleged link between the two was first espoused in a fraudulent scientific paper, long since retracted, but the story shows no signs of letting up. As a result, we've seen deadly and disabling outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases around the country, and Texas, where Hotez lives, is at particular risk. In Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism, Hotez draws on his experiences as a pediatrician, vaccine scientist, and father of an autistic child. Outlining the arguments on both sides of the debate, he examines the science that refutes the concerns of the anti-vaccine movement, debunks current conspiracy theories alleging a cover-up by the CDC, and critiques the scientific community's failure to effectively communicate the facts about vaccines and autism to the general public, all while sharing his very personal story of raising a now-adult daughter with autism. A uniquely authoritative account, this important book persuasively provides evidence for the genetic basis of autism and illustrates how the neurodevelopmental pathways of autism are under way before birth. Dr. Hotez reminds readers of the many victories of vaccines over disease while warning about the growing dangers of the anti-vaccine movement, especially in the United States and Europe. A former US Science Envoy for the Department of State, he also explains what's at stake if the movement continues to gain ground. Opening with a foreword by leading medical ethicist Arthur L. Caplan, this book is a must-read for parent groups, child advocates, teachers, health-care providers, government policymakers, health and science policy experts, and anyone caring for a family member or friend with autism"--Provided by publisher
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Hotez, Peter J
Dewey number
614.4/7083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ240
LC item number
.H684 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 A-739
  • WA 115
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Caplan, Arthur L.
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  • Vaccines
  • Vaccines
  • Autism
  • Vaccination of children
  • Anti-vaccination movement
  • Autism
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Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism : my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Family interrupted -- Saving lives with vaccines -- A mostly noncompliant little girl -- Derailment -- Like Rome during the Roman Empire -- The British invasion -- Montrose -- Vaccines don't cause autism: the scientific evidence -- What does cause autism? the scientific evidence -- Struck by lightning -- Our family's future -- Science Tikkun -- Epilogue: talking points
Control code
on1020295646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781421426600
Lccn
2018002311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020295646
Label
Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism : my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family interrupted -- Saving lives with vaccines -- A mostly noncompliant little girl -- Derailment -- Like Rome during the Roman Empire -- The British invasion -- Montrose -- Vaccines don't cause autism: the scientific evidence -- What does cause autism? the scientific evidence -- Struck by lightning -- Our family's future -- Science Tikkun -- Epilogue: talking points
Control code
on1020295646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781421426600
Lccn
2018002311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020295646

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