Polio

An American Story

by David M. Oshinsky

Paperback, 342 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $16.95 | purchase

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Title
Polio
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An American Story
Author
David M. Oshinsky

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Book Summary

A history of the 1950s polio epidemic that caused panic in the United States examines the competition between Salk and Sabin to find the first vaccine and its implications for such issues as government testing of new drugs and manufacturers' liability.

Awards and Recognition

Pulitzer Prize (2006)