publication . Article . 2012

The Cutter incident and the development of a Swedish polio vaccine, 1952-1957

Axelsson, Per;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Dynamis, volume 32, pages 311-328 (issn: 0211-9536, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Editorial de la Universidad de Granada
  • Country: Spain
The creation of two different vaccines to eradicate polio stands out as one of modern science most important accomplishments. The current article examines Swedish polio vaccine research, the vaccination campaign and especially how the Cutter incident came to affect Swedish Science, scientists and society in the 1950s. Sweden is one of the few countries that came to produce its own inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in the 1950s, a type of vaccine they never abandoned. This article highlights the sometimes conflicting approaches between medical science on one hand and media and public on the other. The Swedish researchers did not agree with Jonas Salk’s methods for ...
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Vacuna de la pòlio, Incident Cutter, Suècia, Cutter incident, Sweden, Jonas Salk, Sven Gard, Vacuna de la polio, Incidente Cutter, History and Philosophy of Science, General Medicine, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Gerontology, Polio vaccine, business.industry, business, Poliomyelitis, medicine.disease
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publication . Article . 2012

The Cutter incident and the development of a Swedish polio vaccine, 1952-1957

Axelsson, Per;