Jonas Salk: Beyond the Microscope / Edition 2

Jonas Salk: Beyond the Microscope / Edition 2

by Victoria Sherrow
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Facts on File, Incorporated


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Jonas Salk: Beyond the Microscope / Edition 2

Makers of Modern Science is a 10-volume set that profiles the lives and achievements of scientists who made notable contributions to the advancement of science and society. Each volume covers a scientist whose work has had a major impact on a particular field. The scientist's accomplishments are discussed, including the scientific principles and personal struggles underlying his or her work. Employing an array of primary sources-diaries, memoirs, letters, and contemporary news accounts-as well as secondary sources, the set depicts the human drama of scientific work, the challenge of research, and the exhilaration and rewards of discovery.

Jonas Salk, Revised Edition recounts the life and work of this acclaimed physician whose research led to the development of the first successful polio vaccine. The book includes updated information on Salk's efforts to promote scientific and human progress worldwide; the current work of the Salk Institute in San Diego, California; the continued struggles to eradicate polio from the planet, particularly in the developing countries; and Salk's overall impact on the ways scientists collaborate and conduct research useful in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases.

Jonas Salk, Revised Edition includes more than 30 photographs and line illustrations, a glossary, a chronology, a list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Makers of Modern Science is an essential set for students, teachers, and general readers that provides a factual look at the lives and outstanding contributions of prominent scientists.

About the Author:
Victoria Sherrow is a freelance writer and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816061808
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Series: Makers of Modern Science Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Early Years in New York     1
A Dreaded Disease     2
Desperate Measures     6
"A Piercing Pain ..."     8
A Gifted Student     8
Scientist in the Making     11
Change of Career     12
Looking for a Treatment     15
The Search for Immunity     16
Doctor Salk     22
Tracking Down Viruses     23
Busy Years     24
Elusive Enemies     26
Developing an Influenza Vaccine     30
Fighting Polio in the Lab     33
The National Foundation     34
A Famous Advocate     36
Failed Vaccines     36
A Lab of His Own     38
Crucial Discoveries     41
Putting It Together     45
Steady Progress     46
Vaccine Debates     49
A Hard-Working Team     52
Life-Saving Machines     54
The Committee Decides     56
Testing the Vaccine     59
Trial Runs     60
"Please Save Our Child"     62
"I've Got the Vaccine."     63
The Public Wants Information     66
Careful Plans     68
"Polio Pioneers"     70
"Thank You, Dr. Salk."     75
A Historic Announcement     76
Celebrity Status     79
Mass Immunizations     80
Polio Rates Decline     84
Opportunity to "Do More"     87
Planning a Unique Institute     88
An Expanding Organization     89
A Dream Fulfilled     90
The Sabin Vaccine     92
Great Minds Gather     94
Toward a Better World     97
Old and New Horizons     101
Fighting AIDS     102
Global Health Concerns     108
Honors And Disappointments     110
A Hero Remembered     112
Conclusion: Making a Difference     115
The End of Polio?     119
Chronology     123
Glossary     127
Further Resources     129
Index     139

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