Listen to the Music: The Life of Hilary Koprowski / Edition 1
Dr. Hilary Koprowski is the pioneer of live polio vaccine, the first r esearcher to advance the diagnostic and therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies, and the developer of the "gold standard" rabies vaccine. T his biography chronicles his distinguished career and life's work in t he field of microbiology. A world-reknowned maverick in biomedical res earch, Koprowski's research methods were often considered controversia l and even radical. Nonetheless, he acquired key positions in many res earch organizations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Lederle Labs, and Wistar Institute, initiating landmark studies from cancer researc h to multiple sclerosis. One of his crowning achievements, the success ful crusade for monoclonal antibodies, resulted in his founding of Cen tocor, a forerunner in the corporate world of biomedicine.