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Jonas Salk, Updated Edition
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  • Authored by: Victoria Sherrow
  • From the Series: Trailblazers in Science and Technology
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  • ISBN-10: 1438198477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9847-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 579
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12

Summary

In the first half of the 20th century, the polio virus claimed the lives and well-being of hundreds of thousands of American children with no apparent end in sight. Thanks to the dedicated research of microbiologist Jonas Salk, the year 1955 witnessed the development of a vaccine containing a dead strain of the polio virus. Fifty years later, Salk is still celebrated as the man who helped the global community overcome one of the worst health epidemics in history. Until his death in 1995, Salk was actively engaged in AIDS research.

By chronicling Salk's story and his fight against polio, this eBook shows how scientists build upon the achievements of others while bringing their own perspective to the challenges they face in the laboratory and in the field. Jonas Salk, Updated Edition describes this respected immunologist's medical research and his lifelong efforts to promote scientific and human progress on a global scale, including his final years and the current work of the Salk Institute. It also describes the global campaign to eradicate polio from the planet, since the fight against this disease has continued in developing nations.

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