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SHOTS WITHOUT GUNS by Sarah R. Riedman



Pub Date: March 21st, 1960
Publisher: Rand McNally

The fight against disease through vaccination and inoculation represents a tremendous stride in medical conquest over disease. In this history of ""shots"" from the earliest uses up to the present, both the general technique involved and the individual personalities and diseases concerned are dramatically reviewed without sacrificing scientific detail. Jenner, Koch, Pasteur, Roux, von Behring, Ehrlich, Schick, Salk and Kitusato are drawn in full dimension, allowing the reader an understanding of their personal achievements and their role in the overall history of medicine. Photographically illustrated this text will be particularly interesting to science students, but is sufficiently general in nature to appeal to any thoughtful reader.