History of Vaccines Publishes Book

The History of Vaccines, available at Amazon.comAs of today, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and The History of Vaccines have published a book. It has been in the making for the past several months and features new material and material adapted from the History of Vaccines website.

The book showcases more than 40 illustrations and photographs, many of them drawn from the Historical Medical Library here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. It was generously funded by an independent educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

The book is 52 pages long, with seven chapters.

Chapter 1: What Is a Vaccine?

Chapter 2: Early Methods of Vaccination

Chapter 3: The Bacteriological Revolution

Chapter 4: The Fight Against Polio

Chapter 5: Aiming at Childhood Illnesses

Chapter 6: Anti-Vaccination Movements

Chapter 7: The Future of Vaccines

Over the next several months, we’ll be sending out complimentary copies of the book to targeted high school science departments, and it is for sale on Amazon.com. Please support The History of Vaccines by buying a copy for yourself or your favorite high school biology, history, or health teacher!