The Resource Autisms false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit, (electronic resource/)

Autisms false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit, (electronic resource/)

Label
Autisms false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Title
Autisms false prophets
Title remainder
bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this discovery, a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a childs system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such treatment, a doctor injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical in an effort to cleanse him
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
618.9285882
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RJ506.A9
LC item number
O34 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WM 203.5
Label
Autisms false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=584695
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Lighting the fuse -- The implosion -- A precautionary tale -- Mercury rising -- Mercury falling -- Behind the mercury curtain -- Science in court -- Science and the media -- Science and society -- A place for autism -- Epilogue: Next, on Oprah
Control code
ocn694142893
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/cttgskmk
  • AB80CE60-361C-4D6D-BDEA-8D7EF50A3C47
Label
Autisms false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure, Paul A. Offit, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=584695
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Lighting the fuse -- The implosion -- A precautionary tale -- Mercury rising -- Mercury falling -- Behind the mercury curtain -- Science in court -- Science and the media -- Science and society -- A place for autism -- Epilogue: Next, on Oprah
Control code
ocn694142893
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/cttgskmk
  • AB80CE60-361C-4D6D-BDEA-8D7EF50A3C47

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