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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Splendid Solution
    Subtitle
    Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey Kluger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 373
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425205709
    ISBN 10: 0425205703
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MBD
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MJCJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    DC21: 610.92
    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, BIO015000
    B&T Approval Code: A16370000
    DC22: 610.92
    B&T Approval Code: A65243000
    BISAC V2.8: MED022090
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QR31.S25 K58 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York