Dr. Paul Offit’s Vaccine

January 19, 2009

Paul Offit, author of Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases (HarperCollins, 2007) has been interested in medicine as far back as when he was five years old. He was sent to the polio ward in his local hospital to recover from a surgery to correct his clubfoot. It was here that Dr. Offit came to be inspired to be a renown vaccine expert.

Eventually, Dr. Paul Offit would develop the rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection that nearly every child has experienced by the age of five. The symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and eventually lead to dehydration. It is certainly not pleasant.

The vaccine that Dr. Paul Offit offers protection from the virus, and is becoming available in developing countries.

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Dr. Paul Offit’s fifth book

December 23, 2008

It’s hard to believe that Dr. Paul Offit has had the time to write another book. As a young medical student Paul Offit was drawn to challenges. He eventually found his niche in the medical world in the department of infectious disease and vaccines. Thirty years later, Dr. Offit is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Paul Offit is also a professor, and has published over 130 medical and scientific papers on his work.

In addition, Dr. Paul Offit is the co-inventor of a rota-virus vaccine. For all of these achievements, Dr. Offit has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contribution to the medical world.

In his fifth and latest book, Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a cure, Dr. Offit explores the science behind the autism in children. For more about Dr. Paul Offit‘s work, check out his book reviews online.