Surprise attack (1951) and MMR: What parents want to know (2001)
How are the benefits of immunisation communicated to the public? How are fears about the safety of vaccine allayed? Surprise attack (1951) tells the story of a young girl marked for life by a bout of smallpox, while MMR: what parents want to know (2001) attempts to address the controversial and now discredited theory that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine caused autism. Dr Gareth Millward (University of Warwick) will compare and contrast the two films and discuss the history of communicating risk.
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