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  • Jonas Salk: A Life | Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

    Jonas Salk: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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.

    Jean says: "Insightful"
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