A well-documented and compelling case for the benefits of vaccination… Nature Medicine

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His goal—to prevent every disease that commonly attacked children—was unattainable. But Maurice Hilleman came close.

Maurice Hilleman is the father of modern vaccines. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly deadly diseases—including mumps, rubella, and measles—nearly forgotten. Author Paul A. Offit’s rich and lively narrative details Hilleman’s research and experiences as the basis for a larger exploration of the development of vaccines, covering two hundred years of medical history and traveling across the globe in the process. The history of vaccines necessarily brings with it a cautionary message, as they have come under assault from those insisting they do more harm than good. Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts these arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.

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Reviews of Vaccinated

Tells an inspiring story well...

- Theodore Dalrymple , City Journal

Vaccinated serves to educate both the medical and nonmedical reader about vaccinology...

- Yvonne Maldonado, M.D. , New England Journal of Medicine

Offit's entertaining and authoritative account displays a mastery of his subject that few journalists could match....

- Jeffrey Ulmer , Nature Medicine

Offit's entertaining and authoritative account displays a mastery of his subject that few journalists could match....

- Alex Halprin , Washington City Paper

This vivid portrait of a unique man is interwoven with a thorough account of the science and politics of vaccination...

- Anne Harding , The Lancet

Offit does well in capturing the evolution of vaccine technology...

- Kirkus Reviews