Splendid Solution

Splendid Solution

by Jeffrey Kluger
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Splendid Solution by Jeffrey Kluger

In medical school when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed with the disease shortly before assuming the Presidency, Salk was given an impetus to conduct studies on polio. His progress in combating the virus was hindered by the politics of medicine and by a rival researcher determined to discredit his proposed solution. But Salk's perseverance made history-and for more than fifty years his vaccine has saved countless lives, bringing humanity close to eradicating polio throughout the world.

Splendid Solution chronicles Dr. Salk's race against time-and a growing epidemic that reached 57,000 reported cases in the summer of 1952-to achieve an unparalleled medical breakthrough that made him a cultural hero and icon for a whole generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440684654
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,224,620
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Klugeris a senior writer at Time. Coauthor of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, which was the basis for the movie Apollo 13, he is also the author of Moon Hunters: NASA's Remarkable Expeditions to the Ends of the Solar System.

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