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    • Jonas Salk

    • A Life
    • By: Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When a waiting world learned on April 12, 1955, that Jonas Salk had successfully created a vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis, he became a hero overnight. Born in a New York tenement, humble in manner, Salk had all the makings of a 20th-century icon - a knight in a white coat. In the wake of his achievement, he received a staggering number of awards and honors; for years his name ranked with Gandhi and Churchill on lists of the most revered people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Jean on 10-24-15

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