Jonas Salk : creator of the polio vaccine

by Tocci, Salvatore.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Summary
Jonas Salk's contribution to medicine mark him as one of the most prominent scientists of his time. Although he earned great fame for his creation of the first polio vaccine, he never let his celebrity distract him from his medical research, which remained the foremost priority throughout his life. In addition to his development of vaccines against polio and influenza, he also turned his attention to developing vaccines for cancer and AIDS prevention in his later years. For his dedication to research and his contributions to our understanding of viruses, Jonas Salk is considered one of the great minds of science.
Contents
Innocent victims
Survival and success
A change of plans
Relationships
His own project
His next project
The polio vaccine
The polio pioneers
An American hero.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Tocci, best known for his books of science experiments, introduces Salk in this effective volume from the Great Minds of Science series. The son of Russian immigrants, Salk entered college at 14 and medical school at 19. His quick intelligence and diligent work habits were useful when he turned to practical work in the medical lab, where he joined the search for a vaccine to prevent polio. After he developed the first widely used vaccine, public gratitude elevated him to instant hero, though his fellow scientists were more critical. Tocci does a good job of showing how the fear of polio affected the public during the 1950s, an aspect of social history that sets the stage for Salk's story. The author also explains the basic science of creating a vaccine and the particular challenges in developing an effective one for polio. Though the page design is spacious, the black-and-white illustrations, mainly period photographs, vary in quality. Salk's son contributes a foreword. Back matter includes a chronology, a glossary, chapter notes, and lists of recommended books and Web sites. CarolynPhelan."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Great minds of science.
Subjects Salk, Jonas, -- 1914-1995 -- Juvenile literature.
Salk, Jonas, -- 1914-1995.
Virologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Poliomyelitis vaccine -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists.
Poliomyelitis vaccine.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2003
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766020979
0766020975
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