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

Listen to the Music: The Life of Hilary Koprowski

byRoger Vaughan

Paperback | September 28, 2012

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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.
Title:Listen to the Music: The Life of Hilary KoprowskiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:295 pagesPublished:September 28, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Jumping the Gun.- 2 Farewell to Warsaw.- 3 Politics of Polio.- 4 My Zoo, My Garden.- 5 Cruising Speed.- 6 Making Magic.- 7 Horned Owl, Snapping Turtle.- 8 Listen to the Music.- 9 Afterword.