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Author Mnookin, Seth.
Title The panic virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear / Seth Mnookin.
Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011.
Open Library Cover
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 Stack 11  614.4 M    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description xvi, 429 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-410) and index.
Contents The 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.
Subject Vaccination -- History.
Vaccination -- Psychological aspects.
Vaccination -- Public opinion.
Medical misconceptions.
Patient refusal of treatment.
Health behavior.
Mass media and culture.
Added Title True story of medicine, science, and fear
ISBN 9781439158647 (hc)
1439158649 (hc)
9781439165676 (ebook)
143916567X (ebook)