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Adverse Events Associated with Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 29 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1147
  1. Angus Nicoll,
  2. Mary Ramsay

    Ed Kathleen R Stratton, Cynthia J Howe, Richard B Johnston National Academy Press, $49.95 ISBN 0 309 04895 8

    Together with a companion volume, this book reviews possible causal relations between childhood vaccines and adverse effects. The reviews, undertaken by committees established by the United States Institute of Medicine, considered published reports (including those in non-English language journals) and routine surveillance data from the United States, and both volumes contain extensive references.

    The earlier volume reviewed the evidence on pertussis and rubella vaccines. This new volume considers other vaccines regularly given to children: diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, polio, hepatitis …

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