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By Victoria Sherrow

"Jonas Salk, Revised variation" describes this revered immunologist's clinical learn and his lifelong efforts to advertise clinical and human growth on an international scale. through chronicling Salk's tale and his struggle opposed to polio, this engrossing ebook indicates how scientists construct upon the achievements of others whereas bringing their very own viewpoint to the demanding situations they face within the laboratory and within the box. This revised variation brings readers updated relating to Salk's ultimate years and the present paintings of the Salk Institute. It additionally describes the worldwide crusade to remove polio from the planet, because the struggle by contrast illness has persevered in constructing countries.

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Others articles appeared in the Journal of Immunology and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Salk had been appointed to the United States Army Influenza Commission in 1943, and from 1945 to 1947 he spent many weeks in Europe. S. troops were still stationed. These laboratories were designed to diagnose influenza quickly in order to prevent a postwar epidemic. Although Salk willingly performed this vital work, he was glad when it ended. He wanted to resume his research and spend more time with his family.

She promoted the use of massage and movement of the afflicted limbs after the initial polio attack. “Sister Kenny,” as she was known, said that her methods prevented further stiffening and loss of muscle tone. Her approach was based on her mistaken belief that the muscle problems were caused by spasms rather than damage to the nerves that controlled the muscles. Even so, many people found that her treatment methods were helpful. Others rejected Kenny’s ideas. Critics claimed that her treatment helped only people who would not have been permanently paralyzed anyway.

Handling infectious material also posed the risk of spreading smallpox or causing an epidemic. Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823) found a safer method. While working in Gloucester, England, Jenner noticed that milkmaids in This engraving shows Edward Jenner vaccinating James Phipps against smallpox. (Corbis) 18 jonas salk rural areas did not get smallpox. ” Cows with cowpox developed sores on their udders, the part that milkmaids squeeze while milking. Jenner concluded that cowpox was a mild form of smallpox.

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