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The panic virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear, Seth Mnookin

Label
The panic virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear
Title
The panic virus
Title remainder
a true story of medicine, science, and fear
Statement of responsibility
Seth Mnookin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them
  • In this searching exposé, the recent hysteria over childhood vaccinations and their alleged link to autism becomes a cautionary tale of bad science amplified by media sensationalism
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mnookin, Seth
Dewey number
614.4/7
Index
index present
LC call number
RA638
LC item number
.M675 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 B-805
  • WA 115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination
  • Health behavior
  • Mass media and culture
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination
  • Panic
  • Mass Media
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Label
The panic virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear, Seth Mnookin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-410) 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
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
Control code
ocn660509880
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 429 pages
Isbn
9781439158647
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010036579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)660509880
Label
The panic virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear, Seth Mnookin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-410) 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
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
Control code
ocn660509880
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 429 pages
Isbn
9781439158647
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010036579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)660509880

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