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Medicine, science, and Merck

Author: P Roy Vagelos; Louis Galambos
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biographical text chronicles the life of Roy P. Vagelos, the son of Greek immigrants who became the CEO of Merck & Company. Provides insight into the discovery of lifesaving medicines and tells the story of an extraordinary American.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: P Roy Vagelos; P Roy Vagelos; P Roy Vagelos; P Roy Vagelos; P Roy Vagelos; Pindaros Roy Vagelos; Pindaros Roy Vagelos
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P Roy Vagelos; Louis Galambos
ISBN: 0521662958 9780521662956
OCLC Number: 52127702
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The making of a physician --
2. Hot science in big government --
3. The French alternative --
4. The research university, American style --
5. Turning the corner at Merck --
6. Crisis --
7. Blockbusters --
8. On-the-job training --
9. Global aspirations --
10. The moral corporation --
11. Getting to know the Clintons --
12. Partners.
Responsibility: P. Roy Vagelos, Louis Galambos.
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