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Hello. My name is Dr. Stanley Plotkin. I am emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and the senior editor of the Vaccines textbook. And I am going to talk to you today about the history of vaccines, which now goes back many centuries, in fact.
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So on my next slide, you have some sources of information concerning the history of vaccines, divided according to whether they're brief, medium size, or long. The brief example is a chapter, the first chapter from the Vaccines textbook by my wife and myself. The medium examples are basically two books. One listed is titled, Vaccines, A Biography, edited by Artenstein. And I also have a book which is titled History of Vaccine Development, which is available from Springer. The long history of vaccines is a wonderful book by Herve Bazin, which is published both in French and in English, and tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the history of vaccines.