Splendid Solution

Splendid Solution

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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.The only thing kept just as it had been was the great bank of morgue drawers that had once held human remains and whose prodigious capacity now made them handy places to stash supplies, spare parts, and documents. The rest of theanbsp;...


Title:Splendid Solution
Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher:Penguin - 2006-02-07
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