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Science Quest: Killing Germs, Saving Lives: The Quest for the First Vaccines

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The challenge for young readers: follow the scientific quest to finding the world's first vaccines—and move towards a future of saving lives worldwide.

Thanks to modern vaccines, many diseases, such as smallpox, cholera, and polio, have been virtually eradicated. Before the discovery of vaccines, however, epidemics killed thousands of people worldwide every year.

Hardcover, 64 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published 2006)
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Nov 09, 2009 rated it liked it
The scope of this book is the discovery and implementation of vaccines, from Jenner’s unexpected smallpox vaccine in 1796 to current day Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine in 1954, covering the increase of antiseptic practices in hospitals along the way. A passing mention is made of continued strides in vaccinations today - nothing more than a laundry list of what is being worked on.

The tone is uneven – the introductions range from early reader short repetitive sentences to brief paragraphs with SAT wor
Samantha Penrose
This book is chock-full of information *ehm*(cough)propaganda*erhm* about the development and usefulness of vaccines.
Hey. I get that this is a book for young people, but if you're going to teach any subject matter, you need to tell the whole story, not just the high points. --especially when you're talking about something that you may, or may not, be considering injecting in to your body --

Modern controversy aside, developing "safe, effective" vaccines was not all sunshine and rainbows as this b
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