ISBN-10:
0813536774
ISBN-13:
9780813536774
Pub. Date:
09/15/2005
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis

The Death of a Disease: A History of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis

by Bernard Seytre, Mary Shaffer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813536774
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 139.70(w) x 215.90(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bernard Seytre is the author and coauthor of several books written in French.

Mary Shaffer is a professional science writer. Both authors are based in Paris.

Table of Contents


Contents
Acknowledgments
1 The Last Victims
2 A Lifetime Burden
3 A Virus with a Long History
4 The People versus Polio
5 Freed from the Iron Lung
6 Coming Along at the Right Time: Jonas Salk
7 Behind the Scenes
8 The Largest Medical Experiment in History
9 The Race for an Oral Vaccine
10 Revolution in the Production of Vaccines
11 Polio: Programmed for Defeat
12 The End Game
13 The Challenge of Eradication
Notes
References
Index

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