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Ian Frazer : The man who saved a million lives - Madonna King

Ian Frazer

The man who saved a million lives

Paperback Published: 21st August 2013
ISBN: 9780702249570
Number Of Pages: 264

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The major Australian biography of 2013

When Professor Ian Frazer was awarded the patent for the vaccine to cervical cancer, he knew it could help to save the lives of 275,000 women around the world each year.

Respected across the globe, few people know the real story of the Scottish-born Australian of the Year who is behind one of the great medical discoveries of the century. Given exclusive access to Ian Frazer, biographer and award-winning journalist Madonna King peels back the many layers of his extraordinary life. She tells of the ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and co researcher, Dr Jian Zhou, and Ian Frazer’s ongoing commitment to have the vaccine made available in the developing world.

Ian Frazer: The man who saved a million lives is an unforgettable story of perseverance and aspiration. And he isn’t finished yet, with research underway for another historic medical breakthrough.

About the Author

Madonna King is an award-winning journalist, commentator and author. She has spent 25 years working as a journalist in Brisbane, Sydney, the Canberra press gallery and the United States.

An excellent read.


Inspite of his research facilities he lived frugally until the latter end of his life in Queensland. He was talented enough to attract donations to his cause.



An outstanding example of Science!


Informative book about a Science great

Melbourne. AU



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ISBN: 9780702249570
ISBN-10: 0702249572
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 21st August 2013
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39