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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease, Meredith Wadman (Viking)
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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease, Meredith Wadman (Viking)

Physician and journalist Wadman recounts the development of the rubella vaccine in the 1960s, which led to vaccines that have protected millions from measles, rabies, hepatitis, and more. The fight to create the vaccine was a hard one, with scientists and doctors having to contend with politicians who didn’t understand how vital the work was.

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