Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

A Life

Book - 2015
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The first full biography of Jonas Salk offers a complete picture of the enigmatic figure, from his early years working on an influenza vaccine--for which he never fully got credit--to his seminal creation of the Polio vaccine, up through his later work to find a cure for AIDS.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780199334414
0199334412
Characteristics: x, 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Jul 20, 2015

A detailed account of Salk's life, including a blow-by-blow review of the years-long struggle between him and Sabin as to who had the "better" polio vaccine. Also looks at his search in his last years to find a vaccine against AIDS. A fine book, but not for the faint of heart.

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