FDENG 101 – Writing and Reasoning Foundations
6 November 2017
The Truth about Vaccines and Autism
The topic of the potential link between Vaccines and Autism is a hot-button issue that has been debated very thoroughly throughout the years. This proposed link is what will be examined in this paper.
Histories of the Problem
History of Vaccines
Contrary to popular belief, the concept behind vaccination did not come exclusively from a man called Edward Jenner in the 18th century; rather, the groundwork for what we call “vaccination” today can be found in reports of inoculation performed by the Chinese dating as far back as the 10th Century. The framework of this practice slowly evolved over time and was examined by many different people throughout history, but it was Edward Jenner’s research that popularized the subject in 1798 (Gross and Sepkowitz, 54-60). Vaccines continue to develop to this d