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The Vaccine Race: How Scientists Used Human Cells to Combat Killer Viruses by [Wadman, Meredith]

The Vaccine Race: How Scientists Used Human Cells to Combat Killer Viruses Kindle Edition

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"Extraordinary...The Vaccine Race is a tremendous feat of research and synthesis, its lucid technical explanations combined with forays into the business politics of big pharma, and portraits of the scientists whose work has saved untold lives." (Steven Poole Daily Telegraph)

"The Vaccine Race is an important read―for scientists, politicians, physicians, parents and everyone interested in how the world of medical research works... it is so important to read this book, to see how science works and how politics can and does interfere with what science does best and what is best for us." (Huffington Post)

"This is a story about the war against disease - a war without end - and the development of enormously important vaccines, but in telling that story, in showing how science works, Meredith Wadman reveals much more. Like all wars, that story includes heroism, risk-taking, persistence and fighting against the odds, and, like all wars, that story also includes politics, obtuseness, bureaucracy, and fights over money. It's very well-written and does not oversimplify yet explains clearly even the purely scientific parts of the story. In short, I loved this book." (John M. Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Influenza)

"Rivalries and shenanigans abound in Wadman’s complex story... An important story well told" (Kirkus Reviews)

"An exemplary piece of medical journalism, and Wadman makes strikingly clear the human costs of medical developments as well as the roles of politics and economics." (Publishers Weekly)

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The extraordinary human story of a medical discovery which changed the world

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20482 KB
  • Print Length: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (9 February 2017)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GP9Y7TY
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