'On Immunity' By Eula Biss

October 7, 2014 9:37 PM

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Biss' attempt to uncover the way we discuss and experience vaccination takes an effective two-pronged approach: She shares her earliest, most traumatic memories of motherhood, and delves deeply into the history and semantics of disease.

The doctors who recommend vaccinations and the parents who oppose them are often described in the media as warring or feuding -– militaristic language that may not overstate the dearly held sympathies of both parties. Still, such wordage may be construed as sensational. Eula Biss, the author of On I...

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