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The Resource Selling science : polio and the promise of gamma globulin, Stephen E. Mawdsley

Selling science : polio and the promise of gamma globulin, Stephen E. Mawdsley

Label
Selling science : polio and the promise of gamma globulin
Title
Selling science
Title remainder
polio and the promise of gamma globulin
Statement of responsibility
Stephen E. Mawdsley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Selling Science : Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin, medical historian Stephen E. Mawdsley examines the untold story of the first effort to control polio prior to the development of the Salk vaccine. In the early 1950s, Dr. William McD. Hammon and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis launched a pioneering medical experiment on a previously untried scale. Conducted on over 55,000 healthy children in Texas, Utah, Iowa, and Nebraska, this landmark study attempted to assess the safety and effectiveness of a blood component, 'gamma globulin' (which is derived by a process known as 'fractionation') to prevent paralytic polio. Although the study was condemned by many prominent health professionals, harbored potential risks, and returned dubious results, it was perceived as a triumph and used to justify a national immunization program from 1953 to 1954"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
P@U
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Mawdsley, Stephen E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hammon, William McD.
  • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
  • Hammon, William McD.
  • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
  • Science
  • Science
  • Clinical trials
  • Children
  • Gamma globulins
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Children
  • Clinical trials
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Science
  • Science
  • United States
  • Kinderlähmung
  • Impfung
  • Immunglobuline
  • Klinisches Experiment
  • United States
Label
Selling science : polio and the promise of gamma globulin, Stephen E. Mawdsley
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forging momentum -- Building consent for a clinical trial -- Marketing and mobilization -- Selling science -- Operation marbles and lollipops -- The national experiment
Control code
ocn952070849
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813574400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1ck9s14
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952070849
Label
Selling science : polio and the promise of gamma globulin, Stephen E. Mawdsley
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forging momentum -- Building consent for a clinical trial -- Marketing and mobilization -- Selling science -- Operation marbles and lollipops -- The national experiment
Control code
ocn952070849
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813574400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1ck9s14
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952070849

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