Perspectives on American Progress: The Discovery of the Polio Vaccine, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Heather C. Hudak
  • Published By: Core Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532153783
  • ISBN-13: 9781532153785
  • DDC: 614.549
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The discovery of a vaccine for polio in the 1950s has prevented millions of cases of this severe paralyzing disease. This book examines this historic advance from multiple perspectives, including those of Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin, and modern organizations working to wipe out polio once and for all. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Deadly Disease Grips America.
2: Salk Saves Lives.
3: The Sabin Solution.
4: Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Important Dates.
Stop and Think.
Online Resources.
Learn More.
About the Authors.