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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.

Synopsis:

Chronicling Dr. Jonas Salk's race against time and a growing polio epidemic that reached 57,000 cases in the summer of 1952, this biography brings to life the medical breakthrough that made Salk a cultural hero and icon.

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Tense and gripping...Tells how polio was beaten fifty years ago in one of the triumphs of modern medicine. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425205709
Author:
Kluger, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
Poliomyelitis
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Poliomyelitis -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Poliomyelitis vaccine -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.94x6.10x1.03 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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