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    • The Vaccine Race

    • Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease
    • By: Meredith Wadman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Until the late 1960s, tens of thousands of American children suffered crippling birth defects if their mothers had been exposed to rubella, popularly known as German measles, while pregnant; there was no vaccine and little understanding of how the disease devastated fetuses. In June 1962, a young biologist in Philadelphia, using tissue extracted from an aborted fetus from Sweden, produced safe, clean cells that allowed the creation of vaccines against rubella and other common childhood diseases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book and excellent reader

    • By Ruth B on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $35.00