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Tragic Success: The Surprising Fallout from Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine

As biographer Charlotte D. Jacobs set out investigate Jonas Salk's life and work, she was surprised to find this international idol did not live “happily ever after.”

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The Righteousness and Ruin of Science on This Week in History

This week in history, science takes center stage. Truman is briefed on what's brewing behind the top-secret Manhattan Project in 1945, and - nine years later - Jonas Salk discovers a vaccine for Polio, a disease that ravaged much of the world until his vaccine trials proved successful.