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Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio

Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio

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By (author) Jeffrey Kluger

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  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 373 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 28mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0425205703
  • ISBN 13: 9780425205709
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 588,725

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In medical school when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed with the disease shortly before assuming the Presidency, Salk was given an impetus to conduct studies on polio. His progress in combating the virus was hindered by the politics of medicine and by a rival researcher determined to discredit his proposed solution. But Salk's perseverance made history-and for more than fifty years his vaccine has saved countless lives, bringing humanity close to eradicating polio throughout the world. Splendid Solution chronicles Dr. Salk's race against time-and a growing epidemic that reached 57,000 reported cases in the summer of 1952-to achieve an unparalleled medical breakthrough that made him a cultural hero and icon for a whole generation.

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