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The Resource Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit

Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit

Label
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Title
Autism's false prophets
Title remainder
bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this ""discovery, "" a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such treatment, a doctor injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical in an effort to cleanse him
Awards note
PSP Prose Awards (nominated), 2008
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offit, Paul A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism in children
  • Autism
  • Medical misconceptions
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Autism
  • Autism in children
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Dissent and Disputes
  • Scientific Misconduct
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
Label
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Lighting the fuse -- The implosion -- A precautionary tale -- Mercury rising -- Mercury falling -- Behind the mercury curtain -- Science in court -- Science and the media -- Science and society -- A place for autism -- Epilogue: "Next, on Oprah."
Control code
ocn694142893
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780231146371
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgskmk
  • ab80ce60-361c-4d6d-bdea-8d7ef50a3c47
Publisher number
EB00639819
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694142893
Label
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Lighting the fuse -- The implosion -- A precautionary tale -- Mercury rising -- Mercury falling -- Behind the mercury curtain -- Science in court -- Science and the media -- Science and society -- A place for autism -- Epilogue: "Next, on Oprah."
Control code
ocn694142893
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231517966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780231146371
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgskmk
  • ab80ce60-361c-4d6d-bdea-8d7ef50a3c47
Publisher number
EB00639819
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694142893

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