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Genesis of the Salk Institute : the epic of its founders

Author: Suzanne Bourgeois
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.
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Bourgeois chronicles the creation and early history of the Salk Institute, a private biomedical sciences research institute in La Jolla, California. It covers about twenty years, from 1955, the year of the successful development of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk, to the mid-1970s. It recounts how, with the support of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (the March of Dimes) and a gift of land from the  Read more...
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Bourgeois, Suzanne.
Genesis of the Salk Institute : The Epic of Its Founders.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Bourgeois
ISBN: 9780520956599 0520956591
OCLC Number: 857066315
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 230 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; The Characters; Chronology; Prologue: The Greatest Generation; 1. Before and after Ann Arbor; 2. Doctor Polio Meets Doctor Atomic; 3. Enter Leo Szilard; 4. Atoms in Biology; 5. What Was It about La Jolla?; 6. The Pasteur Connection; 7. The Spirit of Paris; 8. Our Dear Kahn Building; 9. Pioneering; 10. The McCloy Boys; 11. Biology in Human Affairs; 12. A Napoleon from Byzantium; Epilogue: Fifty Years Later; Notes; Abbreviations; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q. Rs; t; u; v; w; x; y; z.
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Offers an account of the origins and early years of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This title discusses the people who founded the Institute and built a home for renowned research -  Read more...

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