Jonas Salk: Conquering Polio (Lerner Biographies)

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Presents the life of medical researcher Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine.

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Grade 5-8-Featuring a foreword by one of Salk's sons, this book balances personal biography and scientific achievement. The author speculates on motivation and emotion, but backs up what she says with endnote citations. The bibliography is extensive and includes works by Salk and other authors, periodical articles, interviews, and videos and exhibits. The list of Web sites has major polio links, and an afterword provides more detailed information about a disease unfamiliar to most young readers. Unfortunately, the packaging looks like standard report fare, but the writing is a cut above the norm for biographies for this age group. There are numerous black-and-white photos. McPherson's view of Salk is not sugarcoated; she does not shy away from some of the controversy that surrounded this gifted researcher and describes clearly the dispute with Albert Sabin and the deaths of some of the early vaccination recipients.
Sue Sherif, Alaska State Library, Anchorage
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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