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The antivaccine heresy : Jacobson v. Massachusetts and the troubled history of compulsory vaccination in the United States, Karen L. Walloch

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The antivaccine heresy : Jacobson v. Massachusetts and the troubled history of compulsory vaccination in the United States
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The antivaccine heresy
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Jacobson v. Massachusetts and the troubled history of compulsory vaccination in the United States
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Karen L. Walloch
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eng
Summary
We celebrate vaccination today as a great achievement, yet many nineteenth-century Americans regarded it uneasily, accepting it as a necessary evil forced upon them by their employers or the law. States had to make vaccination compulsory because of great popular distaste for it. Why? How did such a promising innovation come to induce such anxiety? This book explores the history of vaccine development, revealing that, at the end of the nineteenth century, many Americans had good reason to fear vaccination. A century of tinkering had created vaccines that did not live up to claims made for their safety and effectiveness. They induced pain, disability, and grim or even fatal infections. Parents hesitated to vaccinate their children, and health departments had to rely on coercion and sometimes even force to vaccinate a reluctant populace. Antivaccination societies formed to oppose compulsory laws, ultimately arriving at the United States Supreme Court when it upheld these laws in a landmark decision, Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905). Antivaccinationists did not give up, however, creating a legacy of doubt about vaccination that still resounds on the American political landscape.--Description from amazon.com
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Walloch, Karen L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA638
LC item number
.W35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rochester studies in medical history
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  • Vaccination
  • Immunization of children
  • Vaccination of children
  • Immunization of children
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination of children
  • United States
  • Vaccination
  • Immunisation des enfants
  • Vaccination des enfants
  • Vaccination
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The antivaccine heresy : Jacobson v. Massachusetts and the troubled history of compulsory vaccination in the United States, Karen L. Walloch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Vaccination in nineteenth-century America -- Problems with vaccination in the nineteenth century -- The 1901-2 Smallpox epidemic in Boston and Cambridge -- The hazards of vaccination in 1901-2 -- Massachusetts antivaccinationists -- Immanuel Pfeiffer versus the Boston Board of Health -- The 1902 campaign to amend the compulsory vaccination laws -- Criminal prosecution of the antivaccinationists -- Jacobson v. Massuchusetts -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Boston Health Department Vaccinations, 1872-1900 -- Appendix B: Voting Records for Samuel Durgin's Vaccination Bill before the Massachusetts State Senate
Control code
925354906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9781580465373
Lccn
2015029795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)925354906
Label
The antivaccine heresy : Jacobson v. Massachusetts and the troubled history of compulsory vaccination in the United States, Karen L. Walloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Vaccination in nineteenth-century America -- Problems with vaccination in the nineteenth century -- The 1901-2 Smallpox epidemic in Boston and Cambridge -- The hazards of vaccination in 1901-2 -- Massachusetts antivaccinationists -- Immanuel Pfeiffer versus the Boston Board of Health -- The 1902 campaign to amend the compulsory vaccination laws -- Criminal prosecution of the antivaccinationists -- Jacobson v. Massuchusetts -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Boston Health Department Vaccinations, 1872-1900 -- Appendix B: Voting Records for Samuel Durgin's Vaccination Bill before the Massachusetts State Senate
Control code
925354906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9781580465373
Lccn
2015029795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)925354906

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