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Listen to the Music : The Life of Hilary Koprowski - Roger Vaughan

Listen to the Music

The Life of Hilary Koprowski

Hardcover Published: 2nd February 2000
ISBN: 9780387988498
Number Of Pages: 295

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Dr. Hilary Koprowski is the pioneer of live polio vaccine, the first researcher to advance the diagnostic and therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies, and the developer of the "gold standard" rabies vaccine. This biography chronicles his distinguished career and life's work in the field of microbiology. A world-reknowned maverick in biomedical research, Koprowski's research methods were often considered controversial and even radical. Nonetheless, he acquired key positions in many research organizations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Lederle Labs, and Wistar Institute, initiating landmark studies from cancer research to multiple sclerosis. One of his crowning achievements, the successful crusade for monoclonal antibodies, resulted in his founding of Centocor, a forerunner in the corporate world of biomedicine. This account of Koprowski's life history is a mixture of personal interviews, anecdotes, and legends of the art and science behind the man.

Jumping the Gun
Leaving Warsaw
Politics of Polio
My Zoo, My Garden
Cruising Speed
Making Magic
Horned Owl, Snapping Turtle
Listen to the Music
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ISBN: 9780387988498
ISBN-10: 0387988491
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 2nd February 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 32.39 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.6