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Polio : an American story

Author: David M Oshinsky
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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[This book] tells the ... story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines--and beyond.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Oshinsky, David M., 1944-
Polio.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004025249
(OCoLC)56834404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Oshinsky
ISBN: 9780199726592 0199726590 1423746538 9781423746539 9780195152944 0195152948 1602568251 9781602568259 1280501987 9781280501982
OCLC Number: 62866046
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize for History 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (342, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The first epidemics --
Warm springs --
"Cripples' money" --
"And they shall walk" --
Poster children, marching mothers --
The apprenticeship of Jonas Salk --
Pathway to a vaccine --
The starting line --
Seeing beyond the microscope --
"Plague season" --
The rivals --
"The biggest public health experiment ever" --
The cutter fiasco --
Mission to Moscow --
Sabin Sundays --
Celebrities and survivors.
Responsibility: David M. Oshinsky.
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