History of Vaccines Publishes Book

January 28, 2013 Karie Youngdahl

The History of Vaccines, available at Amazon.comAs of today, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and The History of Vaccines have published a book. It has been in the making for the past several months and features new material and material adapted from the History of Vaccines website.

The book showcases more than 40 illustrations and photographs, many of them drawn from the Historical Medical Library here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. It was generously funded by an independent educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

The book is 52 pages long, with seven chapters.

Chapter 1: What Is a Vaccine?

Chapter 2: Early Methods of Vaccination

Chapter 3: The Bacteriological Revolution

Chapter 4: The Fight Against Polio

Chapter 5: Aiming at Childhood Illnesses

Chapter 6: Anti-Vaccination Movements

Chapter 7: The Future of Vaccines

Over the next several months, we'll be sending out complimentary copies of the book to targeted high school science departments, and it is for sale on Amazon.com. Please support The History of Vaccines by buying a copy for yourself or your favorite high school biology, history, or health teacher!


Posted by Rene Najera (not verified)

Just bought my copy. Can't wait to read it and share it with friends and colleagues!

Posted by Project Director

Thank you! Let's see if that sale gets us back into the top 100 books in the history of medicine category!

Posted by kastoor chand … (not verified)

please allow me to print or download this book

Posted by Project Director

Hello -- please email me your request with your proposed use of the book. Thank you! [email protected]

Posted by jon (not verified)

We’ve had our share of people taking sick days here, but it’s difficult to know whether anyone has had influenza. It will be interesting to see if this season of heightened influenza activity prompts more of my co-workers to get the vaccine. In the meantime, I hope you avoid the flu and stay healthy!