Polio: An American Story, David Oshinsky
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Polio: An American Story

Author: David Oshinsky

Narrator: Jonathan Hogan

Unabridged: 14 hr 38 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 03/14/2007

Genre: History

Synopsis

Multiple New York Times Notable Book winner and University of Texas professor, David M. Oshinsky is a leading American political and cultural historian. Garnering the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History, this comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America’s relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk’s killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin’s live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease.

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