Seventy years-ago, a pioneering American scientist named Pearl Kendrick combined killed, whole cell pertussis bacterium with weakened diphtheria and tetanus toxins to create the first combination diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine. It was an almost instantaneous success: In 1934, six
In 2008, Andy Borowitz’s knotted colon (and the “top rated” doctors that operated on him) almost killed him. His ebook about the experience, An Unexpected Twist, is a testament to Kindle Single’s raison d’etre: “compelling
Apparently, Rob Schneider thinks ALL CAPS is a substitute for having a clue: A lower-cased, fact-based rebuttal
Anyone unsure of where Rob Schneider fell on the vaccine conspiracy scale can rest assured: he’s way down there on the sanitation-and-hygiene-wiped-out-infectious-disease-claiming, homeopath-quoting, Louise-Kuo-Habakus-praising end of things. To wit, check out this comment, which he
I’ve been in Seattle at the Pacific Health Summit — a fascinating, alternately frustrating an inspiring experience — and haven’t had much time to blog. I did want to highlight one data point for anyone
Parents and pediatricians: Do you think a pre-natal discussion about vaccines would help assuage fears?
I have a piece in tomorrow’s Washington Post Outlook section titled “An early cure for parents’ vaccine panic.” It outlines some ideas I’ve been thinking about for a long time. First, if we’re at the