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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (20 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426217986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426217982
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a much needed book -- especially now."--NPR

"After spending years compiling a list of 50 of the world's worst inventions, [Offit] conducted his own sad version of March Madness to whittle it down to just a handful of finalists...all have proved to be disastrous for human health."--The Washington Post

"A fascinating and sometimes shocking look at how science can sometimes lead to disaster."
--Booklist

"In warning the public of pseudoscientific danger, Offit urges the public to examine available data; beware of quick fixes, fads, and charismatic health gurus; and understand that every advance comes at a price." --Publishers Weekly

"Another rousing, pull-no-punches piece from a physician set on educating the public about the fallibility of scientists." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

PAUL A. OFFIT is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has been a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Offit is a board member of Every Child By Two and a founding board member of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF).


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