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The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to America's Growing Vaccine Crisis

3 Ratings: 4.3
2005 non-fiction book by Paul A. Offit M.D.

The Cutter Incident How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis Paul A. Offit, M.D.    Vaccines have saved more lives than any other single medical advance. Yet today only four companies make vaccines, and there is … see full wiki

Author: Paul A. Offit M.D.
Genre: Medicine
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date Published: September 28, 2007
2 reviews about The Cutter Incident: How America's First...
review by . April 30, 2009
The Cutter Incident is significantly more focused than Dr. Offit's book on autism.   It examines an outbreak of polio caused by a vaccine that was manufactured in the Cutter laboratories.  It uses this historical perspective to examine the state of modern day vaccination.  I enjoyed this book much more than the autism book because I felt like it was more focused and had an additional needed distances from the events it was discussing.  It was amazing to read about a time …
review by . January 15, 2009
Are you aware of the real reasons there was a chronic shortage of flu vaccine in the U.S. a few years ago?  Are you concerned that there exists the very real possibility of a major  avian or swine flu pandemic that could rival the 1918 outbreak that claimed 675.000 lives in this country?  Would you be interested in learning the reasons why most pharmaceutical companies are no longer involved in the manufacture of essential vaccines?  Paul Offit, M.D. sheds a great …
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