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The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Christine Holmberg, Stuart Blume, and Paul Greenough (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In this book scholars from across the globe investigate changes in ‘society’ and ‘nation’ over time through the lens of immunisation. Such an analysis unmasks the idea of vaccination as a simple ... More


Fallacy, sacrilege, betrayal and conspiracy: the cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India

Niels Brimnes

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

While the history of immunisation in India is mainly about some of the world’s most extensive programmes, this article focusses on four instances of well-articulated opposition to immunisation from ... More


Engaging the Center

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Japan's vaccinators finally engaged the Tokugawa bakufu in their efforts to promote Jennerian vaccination in the city of Edo. Following the outbreak of a ... More


Dr. Feelgood and Mr. Fix-It Go to the Picture Show

Benjamin Hale

in The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035408
eISBN:
9780262336499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses different sorts of justificatory reasons – consequentialist and nonconsequentialist – with the objective of demonstrating how consequentialist reasoning has permeated the ... More


Against mumps, Meursault, Mcdonald’s and Marlboro: on the immunisation of children against smoking, alcohol and drugs

Inez de Beaufort

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Suppose a state proposes a vaccination against Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs, the SAD programme. Children could be vaccinated not only against mumps and measles but also against enjoying dangerous ... More


Crotchety People

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the debates surrounding compulsory vaccination. In 1871 a select committee of the Commons was set up ‘to enquire into the operation of the [Vaccination] Act and report whether ... More


Ten Shillings or Seven Days

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the efforts to enforce the law on compulsory vaccination. Changes in legislation resulted in increased prosecutions in England and Wales which were sometimes so brutal that ... More


Death By Non-Vaccination

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on non-vaccination-related deaths, and considers the decision of coroners to hold inquests on unvaccinated children. It discusses the failure of public vaccinators to comply with ... More


Coevolution, infection, and immunity

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, and Mark Hanson

in Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199663927
eISBN:
9780191823206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Humans have evolved with their pathogens, parasites, and commensals. This process of coevolution has shaped human physiology as well as the biology of the microbiota. The human gut microbiome ... More


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