Jacobs, Charlotte DeCroes,

Jonas Salk : a life / Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs. - Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2018. - 559p.: illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue - Two Plagues Chapter 1 - Born with a Caul Chapter 2 - Big Shot Chapter 3 - Tenacity Chapter 4 - Fighting a Ghost Chapter 5 - Vaccine Neophyte Chapter 6 - Virgin Territory Chapter 7 - The Disease Known as Polio Chapter 8 - The Chosen Chapter 9 - Renegade Researcher Chapter 10 - Torn from His Arms Chapter 11 - The World's Largest Clinical Trial Chapter 12 - It Works Chapter 13 - The Cutter Incident Chapter 14 - Birth of an Icon Chapter 15 - Act II Chapter 16 - Two Cultures Chapter 17 - An Architectural Masterpiece Chapter 18 - A Scientific Shangri-La Chapter 19 - Divorced Chapter 20 - Harnessing the Immune System Chapter 21 - Lions Mate with Lions Chapter 22 - Salk Unfolding Chapter 23 - Fall from Grace Chapter 24 - Unbridled Freedom Chapter 25 - Nemesis Chapter 26 - The Swine Flu Snafu Chapter 27 - Final Fling Chapter 28 - Polio Redux Chapter 29 - Aide-Memoire Chapter 30 - Disciples, Sycophants, and Lovers Chapter 31 - The Clarion Call to AIDS Chapter 32 - Unresolved Chagrin


The first full biography of Jonas Salk offers a complete picture of the enigmatic figure, from his early years working on an influenza vaccine-for which he never fully got credit-to his seminal creation of the Polio vaccine, up through his later work to find a cure for AIDS.

9780190679163 (pbk.) :


Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995.


Virologists
Vaccination--United States--Biography.--History--United States--20th century.

579.2092 / JAC

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