by Marge Grant
This book gave me information I had never encountered previously.
The story tells of Marge and Jim Grant who were extremely happy when they received their second son, Scott, who was anxiously awaited by his brother Shawn, age 4 at the time.
As most parents, the Grants wanted the very best for both their children and that of course included excellent health care. They felt secure that their pediatrician, Dr. Weatherhogg met that need.
Their older son, Shawn, had received the then current CDC recommenced vaccines and so would their new son.
It was the year 1961 when Scott was taken to his four month well baby visit and Dr. Weatherhogg informed Marge that an even better vaccine than the DTP which was the vaccine that was given to Shawn, was now on the market. The new vaccine was from Parke, Davis & Company and was known as the Quadrigen – benevolently know as the “quad”. It contained the original combinated three vaccines: diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, plus the polio vaccine. Read more