Between Hope and Fear

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Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.7 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643132419
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About the Author

Michael Kinch is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Between Hope and Fear (Pegasus Books), The End of the Beginning (Pegasus Books) and A Prescription for Change (UNC Press). Beyond his current work documenting the sources of innovation responsible for new medicines, he has led cancer research activities at the biotechnology company MedImmune and the development of medicines to prevent pandemic virus outbreaks at Functional Genetics, Inc. He led drug discovery at Yale University before moving to St Louis.

Reviews

The immune system is notoriously complex, and Mr. Kinch offers a masterly exposition of the evolution and operation of our defense against disease-causing microorganisms. The author skillfully weaves historical figures into his narrative, with a good eye for largely forgotten players. Mr. Kinch's volume ought to be read by parents and policy makers alike, and its message heeded by all.
Kinch's argument in favor of reason and science over fear and charlatanism is cogent and well-researched, presenting a large-scale chronological narrative of disease and prevention.
An interdisciplinary cornucopia of meticulously researched information on the intersection of history, disease, and vaccine invention. Recommended for scientists and medical professionals but also for readers curious about the history of disease and our efforts at understanding and prevention.
A cogent and comprehensive view of where the drug industry is today and how it got there.
Provides a brilliant, revealing, commonsense, and well-written answer to a timely and essential question.--Dr. Richard N. Foster, Chair, Presidents' Circle, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
A terrific book--insightful, authoritative, and endlessly absorbing.--Bill Bryson, New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything
A comprehensive history of the science of vaccination. Readers of this admirable account will thrill to stories of the conquest of historical plagues and research into preventing today's deadly infections. A riveting chronicle of one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of medical science.
Well explained and illustrated with useful anecdotes.