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The polio pioneer : Dr. Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine

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First edition.

"This... biography sheds light on Dr. Salk's groundbreaking journey and the importance of vaccination." --
"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. This compelling picture book biography sheds light on Dr. Salk's groundbreaking journey and the importance of vaccination." --Provided by publisher.

Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Mamaroneck Public Library District JE B SALK (Text)
Easy Reader Biography
31015152417920
Available
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North White Plains Branch J BIO SALK (Text)
Juvenile Biography
31001250565711
Available
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Ossining Public Library J B SALK, JONAS (PICTURE) (Text)
Juvenile Biography
31021153348791
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library J B SALK (Text)
Juvenile Biography
31029500000262
Available
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The Field Library J BIO SALK (Text)
Juvenile Biography
31022152147994
Checked out
10/02/2021
Tuckahoe Public Library J B SALK (Text)
Juvenile Biography
31034170145462
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library J B SALK (Text)
Juvenile Biography
31035721016649
Available
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