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The Resource Polio : an American story, David M. Oshinsky

Polio : an American story, David M. Oshinsky

Label
Polio : an American story
Title
Polio
Title remainder
an American story
Statement of responsibility
David M. Oshinsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A history of the 1950s polio epidemic that caused panic in the United States examines the competition between Salk and Sabin to find the first vaccine and its implications for such issues as government testing of new drugs and manufacturers' liability
Summary
This comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin's live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease
Award
Pulitzer Prize for History, 2006.
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154852
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/49/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC181.U5
LC item number
O83 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WC 555
NLM item number
O82p 2005
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American story
Label
Polio : an American story, David M. Oshinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21030645
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195307146
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004025249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195152944
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56834404
  • (OCoLC)56834404
Label
Polio : an American story, David M. Oshinsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21030645
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195307146
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004025249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195152944
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56834404
  • (OCoLC)56834404

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