Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis is a physician in Edinburgh. He has won several awards for his books, which include Empire Antarctica and Adventures in Human Being. His latest book, Intensive Care, about his experience during the Covid-19 pandemic, will be published in the UK in January.
 (January 2021)

Resistance to Immunity

Opposition to vaccines has been around for as long as vaccines themselves. What can be done to convince the public that infectious disease is not a private concern?

Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

by Jennifer A. Reich

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

by Michael Kinch

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

by Meredith Wadman

May 23, 2019 issue

Rembrandt: Self-Portrait in a Cap: Laughing, 1630


Studies of Laughter in Interaction

edited by Phillip Glenn and Elizabeth Holt

October 11, 2018 issue

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