Nonfiction Reading Group Jan. 8th

There is a non-fiction reading group that meets monthly (mostly) on the first Monday of each month. For January 8th we have chosen “Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases” by Paul A. Offit

Maurice Hilleman is the father of modern vaccines. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly deadly diseases — including mumps, rubella, and measles — nearly forgotten. Author Paul A. Offit’s rich and lively narrative details Hilleman’s research and experiences as the basis for a larger exploration of the development of vaccines, covering two hundred years of medical history and traveling across the globe in the process. The history of vaccines necessarily brings with it a cautionary message, as they have come under assault from those insisting, they do more harm than good. Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts these arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.

If you are interested in joining the group, contact craigmonroe@comcast.net and we will add you to the distribution list for voting and the Zoom link for the meeting.  All are welcome. 

Those involved in the group are sent a list of books with descriptions for consideration in future discussions.  We have multiple votes that can be used all for one book or spread out among several.  The book with the highest number of votes is chosen.