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Vaccine Nation by Elena Conis

Posted by Library Blog on 09/04/2015 at 11:57 AM

Have you ever wondered why vaccines are so often a very trendy topic of discussion on Facebook, Twitter, the news and talk shows? A new book at the law library may help answer this question.

Vaccine NationVaccine Nation by Dr. Elena Conis, an assistant professor of history at Emory University, is a social and political history of human vaccination in America with a particular focus on vaccine-related policies of presidents from the 1960s to today. Discussing not only the social history of particular vaccines, such as the HPV and mumps vaccines, but also the social history of vaccine skepticism, this book is an interesting resource for students interested in such diverse subjects as public health, Jenny McCarthy, politics, sociology, parental rights, feminism and the media.

More information about the book and interviews with the author can be found on the LA Times’ website and in an audio file available for download on the New Books Network. The book itself can be found in the library’s lending collection at KF3808.C66 2015.