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Jonas Salk

Scientist, Inventor (28-Oct-1914 — 23-Jun-1995)


Richard Carter. Breakthrough : The Saga of Jonas Salk. London: Trident Press. 1965. 435pp.

Jeffrey Kluger. Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 2004. 373pp.

Jeffrey Kluger. Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio. New York: Putnam. 2005. 680pp. "Pushes the [Salk] myth to an extreme", Angela Matysiak, MIT Technology Review. "Hagiographic treatment", Business Week.

Ronald A. Reis. Jonas Salk, Microbiologist. New York: Ferguson. 2006. 120pp.

John Rowland. The Polio Man : The Story of Jonas Salk. London, UK: Lutterworth Press. 1960. 122pp.

Jane S. Smith. Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine. New York: William Morrow. 1990. 413pp.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.979)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.672)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.622)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1290)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.914)

  12. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.442)

  13. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.826)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.642)

  15. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.462c)

  16. International Who's Who 1960 (p.828)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.439)

  18. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.423)

  19. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.462)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.132)

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