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  • Author:
    Jacob Heller
  • ISBN:
    0826515916
  • ISBN13:
    978-0826515919
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  • Publisher:
    Vanderbilt University Press (July 11, 2008)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
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    Medicine
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The Vaccine Narrative tells the specific story of vaccines, but does more

The Vaccine Narrative tells the specific story of vaccines, but does more. -Barbara Katz Rothman, Professor of Sociology City University of New York.

As new vaccines proliferate, this book asks where our faith in vaccines comes from. In this book, which delves deeply into our faith in vaccines, Jacob Heller examines four cases that span the twentieth century - diphtheria, rubella, pertussis, and HIV/AIDS. Each case challenges the reader to examine how the values we attribute to vaccines influence their use.

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Jacob Hellner (born 19 March 1961) is a Swedish music producer who has produced bands like Rammstein, Apocalyptica, and Clawfinger

Jacob Hellner (born 19 March 1961) is a Swedish music producer who has produced bands like Rammstein, Apocalyptica, and Clawfinger. He is best known for producing nearly every Rammstein album from Herzeleid to Rammstein: Paris, as well as assisting in the production of albums from Rammstein members' side projects Emigrate and Lindemann. Clawfinger - Dead Dumb Blind (1993). Clawfinger - Use Your Brain (1995). Rammstein - Herzeleid (1995). Fleshquartet - Fire Fire (1996). Rammstein - Sehnsucht (1997).

The Vaccine Narrative. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Students Who Leave College, Eastern Sociological Society 85th Annual Meeting, New York, (February 2015). Recent Presentations (selected): Heller, Jacob Heller, Jacob. Lee, Kathleen & Jacob Heller The Gates of Sandlot: An Autoethnography of the Changing Structures of Youth Baseball, Eastern Sociological Society 85th Annual Meeting, New York, (February 2015). Teaching 'Emotion Work' Using Poetry, SSSI, New York, NY, August 2013. Are Narratives Falsifiable?

Jakob Heller (c. 1460, Frankfurt am Main - 28 January 1522, Frankfurt am Main) was a German patrician, politician, and merchant. He served as Senior Bürgermeister of the Free City of Frankfurt in 1501 and 1513.

Jakob Heller (c. Heller is best remembered today as a patron of the arts, as he commissioned the Heller Altarpiece from Albrecht Dürer and Matthias Grünewald, and a large sculpture of the crucifixion from Hans Backoffen.

Jacob Heller is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at SUNY Old Westbury. In 2008 he published The Vaccine Narrative with Vanderbilt University Press, where he looked at Rubella as one of four cases in American medical history

Jacob Heller is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at SUNY Old Westbury. In 2008 he published The Vaccine Narrative with Vanderbilt University Press, where he looked at Rubella as one of four cases in American medical history.

The Salk vaccine seemed like a miracle to parents whose children were threatened with the scourge of polio. With its protection from polio, came also a story line-there were heroic researchers who would use science to protect us from epidemics and perhaps even eradicate disease. For most people, vaccines have become the magic bullets for dealing with dangerous diseases. The continuing quest for new vaccines, including an HIV/AIDS vaccine, despite technical, epidemiological, and social obstacles, suggests the abiding power of this narrative. The author examines four cases that span the twentieth century--diphtheria, rubella, pertussis, and HIV/AIDS. Each case challenges the reader to examine how the values we attribute to vaccines influence their use. Diphtheria vaccination brought laboratory science into an existing narrative based on earlier vaccines. With rubella vaccine, researchers efficiently responded to an epidemic of birth defects while subtly changing the relationship between vaccination recipients and beneficiaries. Opposition to pertussis vaccine from average Americans created a narrative crisis, in which faith in vaccination as a whole seemed to be at risk. With more recent vaccines, including a hoped-for HIV/AIDS vaccine, the persistent cultural narrative continues to encourage vaccine development and use.

Urreur
I purchased this book for myself, as a pediatric nurse I needed "talking points" to try to convince paents of immunizing their children.
Alsath
In his attempt to write a balanced perspective on vaccines, Jacob Heller fails to write with scientific accuracy, confusing basic concepts such as "cells" versus "viruses." For example, Heller speaks of an "inactivated (killed) cell vaccine" for Polio (page 6), when he really means "killed virus". Though they do infect and replicate within cells, viruses themselves are simply not considered cells by biologists. Heller continues to confuse this concept throughout the book. Heller is a sociologist and not a scientist, but there is little excuse for not understanding the distinction between a virus and a cell when you are writing a book largely about vaccines, some of which against viral infections and others which defend against pathogenic bacteria (bacteria, unlike viruses, are cellular organisms). The author has tried to organize his book into sociological arguments based around various advances in vaccinology, breaking up chapters based on different vaccines that were developed (Diptheria, Rubella/Measles, Pertussis), but he simply lacks even a basic high school level understanding of the science behind vaccines that would be required to explore this topic intelligently. I get the sense that Heller fancies himself an impartial middle observer of the "vaccines debate," and he clearly wishes to argue that vaccines and their success stories are more complicated than the 'vaccine narrative' sold to use by health professionals and public health agencies. But in my opinion his work here has little of value to offer. It's a shame, too, because a sociological perspective on vaccines is sorely needed and deserves a better treatment.