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Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs' second biography, JONAS SALK, chronicles the life of one of America’s most beloved and decorated scientific heroes. His polio vaccine all but eradicated a crippling disease from the face of the earth, and the scientific community never forgave him. This first full account of Salk’s life, was released by Oxford University Press in May of 2015, reveals the complex man behind the controversial legend.

One of the 100 Notable Book of 2015 by editors of The New York Times Book Review
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"science writing at its best … a poignant and elegantly crafted look at a hero in decline"
—The New York Times
"a sweeping and sympathetic narrative"
—The Wall Street Journal
“a lively biography”
—The Washington Post
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