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Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM By Paul A. Offit

Maurice Hilleman s mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death He made it his life s work to see that others could do the same Born into the life of a Montana chicken farmer, Hilleman ran off to the University of Chicago to become a microbiologist, and eventually joined MercMaurice Hilleman s mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death He made it his life s work to see that others could do the same Born into the life of a Montana chicken farmer, Hilleman ran off to the University of Chicago to become a microbiologist, and eventually joined Merck, the pharmaceutical company, to pursue his goal of eliminating childhood disease Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly dread diseases including often devastating ones such as mumps and rubella practically toothless and nearly forgotten his measles vaccine alone saves several million lives every year.Vaccinated is not a biography Hilleman s experience forms the basis for a rich and lively narrative of two hundred years of medical history, ranging across the globe and throughout time to take in a cast of hundreds, all caught up, intentionally or otherwise, in the story of vaccines It is an inspiring and triumphant tale, but one with a cautionary aspect, as vaccines come under assault from people blaming vaccines for autism and worse Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts those arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.
  • Title: Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases
  • Author: Paul A. Offit
  • ISBN: 9780061227950
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover

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Pouting Always Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
So this book is a brief history of vaccination and most of it talks about Maurice Hilleman's career and life but the author also makes mentions of various other people involved in the making of vaccines through out. I bought this book thinking it be about the history of vaccines but it's mostly centered around Hilleman who is actually quite impressive and deserves a biography. The book was interesting and the writing was clear and easy to read. If you like the human interest aspect of things and [...]
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Sarah Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
"That's the problem with vaccines. When they work, absolutely nothing happens. Nothing. Parents go on with their lives, not once thinking that their child was saved from meningitis caused by Hib or from liver cancer caused by Hepatitis B or from fatal pneumonia caused by pneumococcus or from paralysis caused by polio. We live in a state of blissful denial. But somebody was getting those diseases. Before pharmaceutical companies made the Hib vaccine in the early 1990s, every year about ten thousa [...]
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Roberta Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
#IoVaccino.No alla #Disinformazione*English review below the Italian one.Di solito recensisco nella lingua in cui leggo, ma stavolta devo fare un'eccezione perché questo libro merita la massima divulgazione possibile.Intanto cominciamo dagli hashtag qui sopra, una campagna di sensibilizzazione lanciata da Alice Pignatti, Miriam Maurantonio e ‪‎teamvaxitalia a favore delle vaccinazioni e della corretta informazione a riguardo.Potete firmare la petizione pro-vaccinazioni in ambiente scolastic [...]
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Emily Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
According to Maurice Hilleman, we can expect our next deadly influenza pandemic to strike us in 2025; it will be from the same strain of virus that infected millions in 1889 and 1957. Hilleman discovered that pandemics of the same strain occur every 68 years, which is effectively a life span, and just enough time for a new set of people with no exposure or immunity to reach adulthood and die (the deadliest influenza viruses predominantly kill healthy adults, not the infants and elderly who are t [...]
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Karen Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
I hardly know where to start with this book. Probably withI teach microbiology to nurses, and I'm a rubella baby. That explains a lot in a nutshell for why I picked up this book. I certainly wanted to know more about the man who 'made' or developed a lot of the vaccines (including the MMR vaccine) which so many people now take for granted. I'm very perplexed as to why I have never heard Hilleman's name before, not in any books, not in med school. I don't care that he worked in corporate America, [...]
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Jeremy Ward Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
I read this in follow-up to Offit's other book, "Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know", which was a self-assigned project I gave myself to learn more about the history of vaccines and how they are made."Vaccines" was very dry and formulaic, as each chapter was virtually the same (define the illness, how it affects people, how the vaccine is made, etc.), and was much more difficult to finish than "Vaccinated". "Vaccinated" focused primarily on the life of one man, Maurice Hilleman, and the res [...]
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Kristy Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
This was amazing. It's the history of vaccines, most of them created by one man: Maurice Hilleman. I minored in microbiology in college and had never heard of this man. I don't know why he's not revered more than he is. He's the reason we have the measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, HiB, and pnuemococcus vaccines, plus 3 others I can't remember right now. He was a genius. I got more and more infuriated at the ignorance of people who refuse to vaccinate their children as the book went on. Vacci [...]
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Rae Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
An interesting look at Maurice Hilleman, who developed most of the vaccines that are in use today. We are definitely blessed to live in a day where we can prevent disease by vaccination. However, it concerns me that we rely so completely on them rather than continuing to develop more antibiotics (and looking for safer methods of prevention).I was bothered by the "guinea pig" style testing of vaccines on those persons institutionalized, homeless, or poverty-stricken. The author is a doctor and is [...]
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Gregoria Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
I would have given this 4.5 stars if I could. This book chronicles the accomplishments of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, the man who was integral to the development of many vaccines, but who none of us know about. It was fascinating. I learned an incredible amount about the science behind the creation of vaccines, and feel much more informed about the process and scientific principles behind it. This is partly because the author doesn't just focus on Hilleman, but also included vignettes describing the w [...]
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Mindy Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
This book does an excellent job of personalizing the history of vaccinations. Offit clearly admires his main subject, Hilleman, but is willing to show his flaws. The book captured my attention as it mixed history and science and helped me to better understand disease, genetics, biology, and chemistry in an interesting way. I was amazed as I read about the horrible diseases that caused blindness, deafness, mental retardation, birth defects, and death not long ago, but are now virtually non-existe [...]
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Trena Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Maurice Hilleman developed many of the vaccines in use today, though his name is unknown to just about everybody. Offit's biography is a lovely tribute to the man who has saved so many lives with his work. The science parts of the book are well-written and accessible--the painstaking methods used to develop vaccines are fascinating and it's hard to believe how sophisticated the work was without computers and other technology that now makes quick work of tasks that used to take weeks.Offit brings [...]
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Sean Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Excellent book. Worth reading!
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Rebeca Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
“International health officials feared that the appearance of bird flu in Southeast Asia signaled the start of a pandemic. One later remarked, ‘The clock is ticking. We just don’t know what time it is.’”“But perhaps the best advice came in the nineteenth century from the renowned physician William Osler. ‘There is just one way to treat a cold,’ he said, ‘and that is with contempt.’”
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Brian Engler Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Important and ReadableVaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain Future by Dr. Paul Offitt is particularly important in this time of unfortunately widespread misinformation leading to distrust of hitherto proven and appreciated public health measures--namely vaccines. Read it. You won't regret it.
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Caty Cobos Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
It's a great book. It has so many important facts that I didn't know about vaccines and It's so easy to read.
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Becky Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Interesting read but I thought there was a bit too much hero worship.
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Mary E Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Another great one by Dr Offit. This is the story of Maurice Hilleman's life's work as a virologist/immunologist. His brilliant research resulted in the development of many of today's life-saving vaccines. Sadly, he did not receive some of science's greatest awards but his contributions were truly extraordinary.
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Susan Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
It was boring as it was a lot of history about how and why vaccines came into existence. But it is a good read for those seeking more of the history as to why vaccines now exist.
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Heather Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
That's the problem with vaccines. When they work, absolutely nothing happens. Nothing. Parents go on with their lives, not once thinking that their child was saved from meningitis caused by Hib or from liver cancer caused by Hepatitis B or from fatal pneumonia caused by pneumococcus or from paralysis caused by polio. We live in a state of blissful denial. But somebody was getting those diseases. Before pharmaceutical companies made the Hib vaccine in the early 1990s
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Emily Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
I wish I could give this 4.5 stars. The book doesn't get 5 stars because there are periods where the story gets on tangents that seem irrelevant and some repetition, but in my experience it would be a very rare biography that doesn't have these issues. It seems to be a part of the genre. However, it is an excellent biography about a very influential man I knew nothing about. As an RN, a parent, and the wife of a vaccine industry professional, I definitely should have known about Maurice Hilleman [...]
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Jacob Trinidad Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Genius. This book demonstrates the genius of Maurice Hilleman and how he has truly changed the world for the better. Throughout the course of the biography, we see how Hilleman was able to the motivation, the skill, and the process he used to create his vaccines. Offit does an excellent job in keeping the reader interested as he explains Hilleman’s progress and struggles in developing vaccines. Offit even goes into explaining how Hilleman’s work is being diminished as a result of the anti-va [...]
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Nola Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Wonderful explanation of the development of vaccines and the theory behind them. There is also quite a bit of background on viral and bacterial diseases. The book focuses on Maurice Hilleman, with just the right amount of his personal history to stay interesting without speculation or becoming too personal. Growing up with vaccines, I hadn't realized until reading this book how new they are or how crude the methods of making them were until very recently. The diseases and their impacts are also [...]
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Marissa Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
This was a VERY interesting book. I was intrigued but not glued to the pages for sure. This is the story of the evolution of vaccines and the life and contributions of Maurice Hilleman. Hilleman contributed more to the development of vaccines than any other person, but his name isn't recognized by the majority of people. I have heard off and on about the controversy surrounding vaccines and Mercury and autism. I really like the approach taken I this book to explain the controversy and the scient [...]
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Wealhtheow Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Dr. Maurice Hilleman: singlehandedly pushed through a vaccine that mitigated the influenza epidemic of 1957; developed vaccines against mumps, rubella, measles, Japanese encephalitis virus, hepatitis A and B, pneumonia, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Most of his vaccines are still in use to this day. He never won the Nobel Prize for his work, and to this day few people know his name, let alone his accomplishments. Dr. Offit uses Hilleman's work to organize the book and take readers through t [...]
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Samantha Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
I work in biopharmaceuticals and my manager actually lent me this book. I'm usually wary of other people recommending me books but this book was so enthralling I read it in a matter of hours. It is essentially the biography of Maurice Hilleman, a scientist at Merck whose name you probably do not know but who definitely changed your life. He developed most of the vaccines that we thank today for, you know, not dying horrible deaths in childhood. It's impossible not to like Hilleman, who through h [...]
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Shannon Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
This was a fantastic and fascinating read. I've been curious lately about the debate regarding vaccinations and so I decided to educate myself. I didn't expect to be so interested in the history and the making of so many vaccines that we still use today. The author also discusses the claim that autism is linked with vaccinations, and he very convincingly rebuts the notion. Interestingly enough, while I was reading this book, I discovered a news article that reinforced the author's claim. The art [...]
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Emily Peterson Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
3.5 starsLiked: Excellent job explaining the way that vaccines were developed and made in a way that someone without a scientific background could understand; also good discussion on the way that different diseases infect and spread; I enjoyed learning more about a man who has saved millions of lives (he also did a good job explaining why Hilleman is not a household name when it really should be). Didn't Like: Although I am definitely provaccine, I was annoyed at the last chapters explaining the [...]
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David Quinn Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
A good, solid book and at 200 pages a modest commitment. Maurice Hilleman's story is told swiftly and includes lots of interesting details. Hilleman comes across as a very modest man and this may explain the book's brevity. (The author met with Hilleman several months before his death from cancer.)The author, the creator of the Rotavirus vaccine, does a very good job explaining the history of vaccines and the challenges in developing vaccines. In the end, the author's reverence of Hilleman seems [...]
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Nicole Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
Maurice Hilleman is very likely one of the reasons why I am alive to write this review today. He created a large number of our current vaccinations and has significantly influenced scientific practice regarding disease prevention. Yet very few know his name. I am extremely interested in vaccinations, yet even I didn't know about him. Thank you Dr. Offit for this informative history on Hilleman and for a thorough examination regarding vaccine development. The sections on how Hilleman managed to a [...]
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Amanda Oct 21, 2019 - 05:57 AM
This is a good book with a few flaws that keep me from rating it 5 stars.I felt the author oftentimes excused things that were simply atrocious that used to happen when testing vaccines. Testing vaccines on mentally challenged children isn't kosher no matter how he tried to spin it. He would've been better off not trying to excuse it in my opinion.I also felt that this book jumped around a lot from different points in time as well as different discoveries and people. I found myself lost if I had [...]
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Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases By Paul A. Offit Maurice Hilleman s mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death He made it his life s work to see that others could do the same Born into the life of a Montana chicken farmer, Hilleman ran off to the University of Chicago to become a microbiologist, and eventually joined MercMaurice Hilleman s mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death He made it his life s work to see that others could do the same Born into the life of a Montana chicken farmer, Hilleman ran off to the University of Chicago to become a microbiologist, and eventually joined Merck, the pharmaceutical company, to pursue his goal of eliminating childhood disease Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly dread diseases including often devastating ones such as mumps and rubella practically toothless and nearly forgotten his measles vaccine alone saves several million lives every year.Vaccinated is not a biography Hilleman s experience forms the basis for a rich and lively narrative of two hundred years of medical history, ranging across the globe and throughout time to take in a cast of hundreds, all caught up, intentionally or otherwise, in the story of vaccines It is an inspiring and triumphant tale, but one with a cautionary aspect, as vaccines come under assault from people blaming vaccines for autism and worse Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts those 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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