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The Cutter Incident

How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis

The Cutter Incident( )
Author: Offit, Paul A.
ISBN:978-0-300-12605-1
Publication Date:Sep 2007
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Vaccines have saved more lives than any other single medical advance. Yet today only four companies make vaccines, and there is a growing crisis in vaccine availability. Why has this happened? This remarkable book recounts for the first time a devastating episode in 1955 at Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, thathas led many pharmaceutical companies to abandon vaccine manufacture.

Drawing on interviews with public health officials, pharmaceutical company executives,...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Infectious Diseases
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):0.605 x 0.722 x 0.07 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds



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