The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver

July 5, 2007

Last month the U.S. Federal Claims Court began hearings concerning alleged links between vaccines and autism. How can vaccination, a procedure that has saved millions of lives be so controversial? We’ll discuss the case and the history of vaccination with Slate’s “Risk” columnist Arthur Allen, who explores the subject in his recent book “VACCINE: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver” (Norton, 2007).


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