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FDR’s Polio: The Steel in His Soul

Disease can break a lot of people. As a new film by Ken Burns and an exclusive video clip show, it helped make Franklin Roosevelt

George Magovern, Pa. Heart Surgery Pioneer, Dies

(PITTSBURGH) — Dr. George Magovern, a Pittsburgh cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered artificial heart valves, has died. He was 89. Officials at Allegheny...

The Conspiracy To End Cancer

A team-based, cross-disciplinary approach to cancer research is upending tradition and delivering results faster

280,000

— number of children living in tribunal area of Pakistan that could be affected by the Taliban embargo on the polio vaccine, according to predictions from the...

Setback for Nigeria's Polio Fighters

In Nigeria's arid north these days, it may as well be 2003 all over again. This month, news began to circulate that a recent polio outbreak in the predominantly...

What's Behind India's Outbreak of Polio Paranoia

It's hard to imagine that anyone could object to a campaign to eliminate polio — a disease that maims, paralyzes, and even kills its victims, who are...

5 Fine Books You Missed (We Did)

SUITE FRANCAISE IRENE NEMIROVSKY IN 1942 A Ukrainian Jew living in France was deported to Auschwitz, where she was executed. Six decades later, her daughters...

Did Polio Researchers Create AIDS?

Was AIDS caused by human error? That's the intriguing question that former BBC reporter Edward Hooper tries to answer in The River (Little, Brown), an exhaustive...

JONAS SALK: Virologist

How many cases make an epidemic? Survivors of the great polio plagues of the 1940s and '50s will never believe that in the U.S. the average toll in those years...

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