Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The History of Vaccines (new website)
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional society in the United States, has just launched a new educational website on the History of Vaccines. There is so much information available, that it literally will blow your mind. I should post a picture, it's not pretty. Topics include "The Development of the Immunization Schedule," a timeline of vaccination history from the year 1000, "History of the anti-Vaccination Movements," and "Top 20 Questions about Vaccines." There are already 424 images and videos for your use and education. Wow.
The site has been planned for several years and has been in development for a year. It will officially launch on November 3, 2010, when Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, developer of the current rubella vaccine, and emeritus professor of The Wistar Institute and The University of Pennsylvania, will give the Samuel X Radbill lecture entitled "Four Centuries of Vaccinology" in Philadelphia.