Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 680 pages
A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorWith rivalries, reversals, and a race against time, the struggle to eradicate polio is on of the great tales of modern history. It begins with the birth of Jonas Salk, shortly before one of the worst epidemics in history. Salk entered medical school just as a president crippled by the disease took office. FDR provided the impetus, and, by the early 1950s, Salk had helped create an influenza vaccine and was hot on the trail of the polio virus.

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The story of the development of the polio injected vaccine. It's also the back story of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP), which took off due to Roosevelt's contracting the ... Read full review

SPLENDID SOLUTION: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio

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A mighty medical event occurred half a century ago, when the curse of polio—of youthful paralysis and suffocating death—was conquered. It was then that the vaccine developed by Dr. Salk was ... Read full review


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