Vaccinology: The name, the concept, the adjectives

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Title: Vaccinology: The name, the concept, the adjectives
Authors: Tuells, José
Research Group/s: Grupo Balmis de Investigación en Salud Comunitaria e Historia de la Ciencia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: History | Vaccinology | Vaccinologist
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 10-Aug-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Vaccine. 2012, 30(37): 5491-5495. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.06.059
Abstract: The visibility of the term vaccinology has become more pronounced in the 21st century in defining a scientific field that has absorbed aspects from different scientific domains until finally acquiring an identity of its own. As a result, vaccinology brings together a long tradition of researchers who have operated within a linear paradigm and incorporates new generations of scientists who have forged an exciting and diverse network of knowledge within this field. The term vaccinology, which initially appeared in isolation at the time of Jenner and once again with the emergence of the Pasteurian model, acquired further prominence thanks to the efforts of the vaccinologists who chronicled the production of vaccines in the last third of the 20th century. The term has since become truly consolidated, with the appearance of new adjectives during this century. This study provides a historical perspective for the frequency of use and evolution of this increasingly widespread term.
Sponsor: This study is in the line of the “Studies on History of Vaccinology” Project, that receives financial support from the Dirección General de Investigación y Salud Pública, Consellería de Sanitat, Valencia (Spain).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/48032
ISSN: 0264-410X (Print) | 1873-2518 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.06.059
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.06.059
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