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Michael Kinch, "Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity"

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate.

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity Cover Image If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing―cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent―and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All MaladiesBetween Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology, and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

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Michael Kinch was a professor at Purdue University, where he researched breast and prostate cancer. He then went on to found the oncology program at the biotechnology company MedImmune. He has led research and development activities at Functional Genetics, Inc. and led drug discovery at Yale University. He is now a professor and Vice Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis and is the author of A Prescription for Change (UNC Press).

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If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Between Hope and Fear,  please purchase the "Signed" version below.

Event Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681777511
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pegasus Books - July 3rd, 2018