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Author Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.

Title The polio pioneer : Dr. Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine / written by Linda Elovitz Marshall ; illustrated by Lisa Anchin.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2020]


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 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Salk,J MAR    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Discover the fascinating life of world-renowned scientist Jonas Salk, whose pioneering discoveries changed the world forever. Dr. Jonas Salk is one of the most celebrated doctors and medical researchers of the 20th century. The child of immigrants who never learned to speak English, Jonas was struck by the devastation he saw when the soldiers returned from battle after WWII. Determined to help, he worked to become a doctor and eventually joined the team that created the influenza vaccine. But Jonas wanted to do more. As polio ravaged the United States--even the president was not immune!--Jonas decided to lead the fight against this terrible disease. In 1952, Dr. Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine, which nearly eliminated polio from this country. For the rest of his life, Dr. Salk continued to do groundbreaking medical research at the Salk Institute, leaving behind a legacy that continues to make the world a better place every day."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995 -- Juvenile literature.
Virologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Poliomyelitis vaccine -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Picture books.
Added Author Anchin, Lisa, illustrator.
Added Title Dr. Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine
Doctor Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine
ISBN 9780525646518 (hardcover)
0525646515 (hardcover)
9780525646525 (library binding)
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