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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

Polio And Politics

A great scourge might soon be gone, but war, mistrust and even the death of Osama Bin Laden could get in the way the children in gadap town like to play tea...

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...

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...

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...

MEDICINE 1955: It Works: Salk Polio Vaccine

It Works The big news came in three words: "The vaccine works." That was how the University of Michigan started off its terse summary of the verdict on the...

SALK VACCINE FOR AIDS

Salk and vaccine. the words somehow belong together-like Fleming and penicillin or Einstein and relativity. So when Dr. Jonas Salk, the developer of the first...

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