Journals Higher Education

$16.95

Paperback

01 September 2006

368 Pages | 30 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195307146


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Polio

An American Story

David M. Oshinsky

  • Tells the gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines--and beyond.
  • Drawing on newly available papers of Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin and other key players, Oshinsky paints a suspenseful portrait of the race for the cure, weaving a dramatic tale centered on the furious rivalry between Salk and Sabin.
  • Offers an insightful look at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which was founded in the 1930s by FDR and Basil O'Connor, and revolutionized fundraising and the perception of disease in America.
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