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One vaccine lawsuit -- and the damage it did

At City Journal (published by the Manhattan Institute), Theodore Dalrymple reviews Paul Offit's "enthralling" new book The Cutter Incident, and the story it tells of a medical catastrophe and resulting lawsuit with far-reaching consequences: "The plaintiffs' lawyer was Melvin Belli, then the most famous and flamboyant tort lawyer in America. The trial outcome was in a sense a draw, rather than an outright victory for the plaintiffs, but it established a principle that would be nearly fatal to the production of vaccines." For more on The Cutter Incident, see Feb. 28. (& welcome Kirkendall readers).



Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute


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