Defeating the Ministers of Death

COVID-19 has us again racing for a vaccine. The story of past achievements and failures helps us keep the race - and the hope - in perspective. This is a book for everyone who wants to understand our past - and cares about our future.

Author: David Isaacs

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781460710647

Category: History

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The compelling story of vaccination. We may fear terrorist attacks, but in truth humans have always had far more to fear from infections. In 1919, Spanish flu killed over 50 million people, more than died in both world wars combined. In 1950, an estimated 50 million people caught smallpox worldwide, of whom 10 million died. In 1980, before measles vaccine was widely used, an estimated 2.6 million children died of measles every year. Less than 100 years ago, losing a child to an infection like diphtheria or polio was a dreaded but almost inevitable sorrow faced by all parents, from the richest to the poorest. Today, these killer diseases are almost never seen in industrialised countries, thanks to the development of vaccines. Immunisation has given modern parents peace of mind their ancestors could not imagine. The history of vaccination is rich with trial, error, sabotage and success. It encompasses the tragedy of lives lost, the drama of competition and discovery, the culpability of botched testing, and the triumph of effective, lifelong immunity. Yet with the eradication in the first world of some of humanity's deadliest foes, complacency has set in. We forget the power of these diseases at our peril. This is a book for everyone who wants to understand our past - and cares about our future. PRAISE 'Isaacs explores the understanding of immunity as it develops from the fifth century BC to the present day and thrills us with the progressive successes of each of the 14 vaccines which a child routinely receives today ... The work is authoritative, beguiling, amusing, instructive and inspirational.It deserves a wide readership, including infectious disease experts, other health professionals and, most assuredly, a diversity of lay people' Sir Gustav Nossal, immunologist and director of The Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, 1965-1996 'A rollicking story of human endeavour, error, misinformation, success and failure ... and more than a glimpse of why we need to continue to research, evaluate, educate and fund vaccines to prevent disease' Fiona Stanley, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Western Australia 'Effortlessly accessible, Defeating the Ministers of Death brilliantly reveals the people behind the most important public health intervention in history' Professor Andrew J pollard, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford 'This book is an unflinching look at the triumphs and inevitable tragedies in the war against infectious diseases. Nonfiction is at its best when it reads like fiction. And David Isaacs has written a page turner' Paul A. Offit, MD, author of Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information

The history of England from the earliest times to the death of George II

... divided , when the numbers were — for the amendment that the bill be read a
second time six months hence , one hundred and ninety - nine ; and against it ,
one hundred and fifty - eight ; thus defeating ministers by a majority of forty - one .

Author: Oliver Goldsmith

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The History of Great Britain from the Death of George II to the Coronation of George IV Designed as a Continuation of Hume and Smollett

... of commons for defeating the pear to require . ... He said ministers bad been
inadvertent THE QUEEN'S COMMUNICATION TO HOUSE enough to receive a
communication under the seal ... rights , which made to government , for the
eventual guidance of have devolved upon her by the death of that revered its
conduct .

Author: Esq. Robert SCOTT (pseud. [i.e. James Robins.])

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The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the second

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) , Duke of , his motions , ii . 142 , 208 . ... Marshall , Lieutenant , his bravery and
death , iü . 184 . ... joy at the defeat of the French fleet off La Hogue , 123 . ... His
letter to the King of Prussia , concerning the election of a King of the Romans ,
422 , * His minister rejects the King of Prussia ' s letter to the imperial diet , 623 .

Author: Tobias George Smollett

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The Pictorial History of England

... and their children of their century ; and the year before his death was were held
at the disposal of the emperor for the ... by sending thither one of his ablest a
battle at Ravenna closed the struggle , by defeating ministers from
Constantinople .

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Eclectic Magazine

He represented the facility of forcing the entrenchment of the Prince of Orange; of
completely defeating him with one of the two armies, and following up ... The next
day he came, but with death in his face. ... The next day the great minister died.

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Israel Digest

Broadcasts from Israel Israeli Sympathy on death of Nehru FLAGS WERE
FLOWN AT HALF MAST ON Over the Voice of ... the day of the funeral of to India
by 2 : 0 on May 27 and , after Jawaharlal Nehru , first Prime Minister of defeating
Hong ...

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Imperial Reference Library

These successes were counterbalanced by the defeat of Tourville's squadron off
La Ilogue, by Admiral Kussell, June "2. ... Ho carried this principle into effect
immediately aftor the death of Mazariu, by dispensing with any future prime
minister ...

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

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probability make the voting of a disso- of course by the ... out of the speeches ,
alike of the MARSHAL or of and closed by a complete and definitive victory on his
Ministers . the side of the latter . ... As soon as they penalty of death and to
substitute for that penalty in the see that the refusal of a dissolution will make the
MARSHAL'S ...

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Debates of Parliament

B9E The MINISTER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES : D Goosen ( a ) and ( b )
Murder Sentenced to death . Defeating the Six ( 6 ) months ' imprisonends of
justice ment suspended for three ( 3 ) years . The death sentence was commuted
to ...

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Birth Death and Migration in the Himalayas

This resulted in a ( if not the major election issue which brought about the defeat
of the Congress Party at the polls in ... In his first press conference as minister of
the newly named department , Raj Narain emphasized that the department ' s ...

Author: Philip Howard Gross

Publisher: New Delhi : Bahri Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015055394889

Category: Community health services

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Daily report

Former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda expressed deep regret upon the death of
the prime minister . ... joined hands with Ohira's faction within the LDP in
defeating Fukuda and his supporters in the lower house election of a new prime
minister .

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Herald and Presbyter

They believed that the resurrection from the dead set the divisie seal to his every
claim, and they accepted him as one whose death was efficacious as atonement
for all their ... It was not in defeat and shame, but it was in glory and in triumph
that he cried, “It is finish ed. ... More than this, his home has been the stopping-
place for visiting ministers, and he himself has preached when there was no
minister.

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The biographical treasury a dictionary of universal biography

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his again broken by the death of ... Gironne declared in his favour ; the battle of
got and Maleslierbes for his first ministers . ... he dispensed borough , and Prince
Eugene saved Turin by with the customary tax paid by the periple at defeating the
 ...

Author: Samuel Maunder

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Category: Biography

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

... of completely defeating him with ' Some days afterwards , Louvois , who had
one of the two armies , and following up the the fault of obstinacy , and who had
... The dressing his suite , exclaimed , • Is not that next day the great minister died
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Death Squads

The force of the blast Swedish Foreign Minister Mr knocked the heavy wooden
and Sten Andersson , who arrived at ... after sentenced to six years they were
found guilty for culpable homicide . of cuplable homicide and defeating the ends
In ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105081982014

Category: Assassination

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The Political Register and Congressional Directory

... was appointed , Adams ; he was re - elected to the Nineteenth Conin
September , 1779 , minister plenipotentiary to ne - gress , serving ... Tennessee ,
and removed to as a Federalist , defeating John Jay and others ; and Natchez ,
Mississippi , in 1819 ; was a member of the ... as a Federalist , receiving 71
electoral sioned by the death of Thomas B . Reed , serving from votes against 68
votes for Thomas ...

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