The panic virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear
- Mnookin, Seth.
- 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. - New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
- Physical description
- xvi, 429 p. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-410) and index.
- The spotted pimple of death
- Milkmaid envy and a fear of modernity --The polio vaccine : from medical miracle to public health catastrophe
- Fluoride scares and swine flu scandals
- "Vaccine roulette"
- Autism's evoloving identities
- Help! there are fibers growing out of my eyeballs!
- Enter Andrew Wakefield
- The Lancet paper
- Thimerosal and the mystery of Minamata's dancing cats
- The mercury moms
- The Simpsonwood Conference and the speed of light : a brief history of science
- The media and its messages
- Mark Geier, witness for hire
- The case of Michelle Cedillo
- Cognitive biases and availability cascades
- How to turn a lack of evidence into evidence of harm
- A conspiracy of dunces
- Autism speaks
- Katie Wright's accidental manifesto
- Jenny McCarthy's mommy instinct
- Medical NIMBYism and faith-based metaphysics
- Baby Brie
- Casualties of a war built on lies.
- A searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them.
- In this searching exposé, the recent hysteria over childhood vaccinations and their alleged link to autism becomes a cautionary tale of bad science amplified by media sensationalism.
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Contributor biographical information
- Publication date
- Seth Mnookin.