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Strangling Angel: Diphtheria and Childhood Immunization in Ireland

Strangling Angel: Diphtheria and Childhood Immunization in Ireland

The first comprehensive history of the anti-diphtheria campaign and the factors which facilitated or hindered the rollout of a national childhood immunization programme in Ireland. Dwyer charts how this national goal was marked by conflict and tragedy and placed Ireland on the European frontline of the bacteriological revolution.

Michael Dwyer (School of History, University College, Cork)

  • Liverpool University Press
  • 9781800856585
  • 224 pages
  • Paperback / softback
  • United Kingdom
  • History of medicine

Eastwood