Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism

by Author Peter J Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Year published 2018
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1421426600
  • Number of pages 240 pages
  • WorldCat

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Book description

In Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism, Dr. Hotez draws on his experiences as a pediatrician, vaccine scientist, and father of an autistic child. Outlining the arguments on both sides of the debate, he examines the science that refutes the concerns of the anti-vaccine movement, debunks current conspiracy theories alleging a cover-up by the CDC, and critiques the scientific community's failure to effectively communicate the facts about vaccines and autism to the general public, all while sharing his very personal story of raising a now-adult daughter with autism. ebook icon  Audio book icon

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About the Author
Author description

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., is the founding dean of The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, as well as director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of National Academies as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A pediatrician and an expert in vaccinology and tropical disease, Hotez has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and editorials as well dozens of textbook chapters.

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