Vaccines

 
Cover: Vaccines
 
 

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Summary

During the 20th century, smallpox was responsible for 500 million deaths, yet by the end of the century the disease was eradicated. How did this amazing accomplishment happen? How was the smallpox and other vaccines developed? This book explores role innovation has played in the development of these powerful disease fighters.

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Leveling

  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 124425
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 6.8
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Conquering a Dangerous Disease
  • How to Deliver Vaccines
  • Using Vaccines
  • New Directions in Vaccines
  • Some Famous Innovators
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author

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Author: Judy Alter

Judy Alter is the author of numerous books for young readers, as well as novels for young adults and adults. Recent titles include Souvenirs from the Stars, John Barclay Armstrong: Texas Ranger, and Martín de Leon: Tejano Empresario. Alter has been director of a small university press for twenty years. She is the mother of four grown children and the grandmother of seven. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her Australian shepherd, Scooby, and her cat, Wynona.

 

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