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Description:Fair. Shipped within 24 hours. 100% Refund Guaranteed....Fair. Shipped within 24 hours. 100% Refund Guaranteed. Acceptable reading copy with average wear. Comes with dust jacket if published with one-DJ may have some tears and rubbing.
Description:Fair. Binding, cover and pages worn, condition is consistent...Fair. Binding, cover and pages worn, condition is consistent with age of book. A reading copy, covers rather worn/torn, some creasing to spine. Dust jacket may be missing. Contents complete, but with some sun damage/fading.
Description:Condition notes: A good, clean copy in a rather grubby dust...Condition notes: A good, clean copy in a rather grubby dust jacket. The brown cloth-covered boards are sound and clean, but with some knocking at the top of the spine. There is some tendency to age-darkening of pages. Front and rear end papers are a little spotty. The dust jacket is soiled as well as being rubbed and chipped. It is stained on the reverse.
Description:Very Good/Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Hardback Hardback. First...Very Good/Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Previous owners name to inside cover. Wear, tear and reading marks to D/J. This is the story of one of the great triumphs of medicine. Like the motor-car and the television set, epidemic poliomyelitis is a product of modern vicilisation. It is unique among the great epidemic diseases of the twentieth century in that its ravages have been confined to those countries which enjoy the highest standard of living. In Asia and Africa its incidence has been negligible; in Western Europe and, above all, in the United States, its effects are only too well known. it is also unique in another and a happier respect as the only epidemic disease in the whole history of medicine whose rise and fall can be charted in the life-span of a single individual. The first recorded epidemic occured a bare seventy years ago. Today it is well on the way to extinction. This story, told with the skill and authority of one who is by profession both a writer and a doctor, is enthralling in its own right. What makes it outstanding, however, is the author's fearless examination of the wider implications of the dramatic, even bizarre, events here recounted. Scientific research does not, as is often believed, take place in a vauum. The clash of personalities, the interp-lay of business and politics, the techniques of the pressure group and the publicist-all these forces affect the life and work of the scientist as much as anyone else. In experiments involving human beings the scientist is constantly preoocupied with the margin of safety. it is for the public who reap the rewards of his work to recognise not only the splendour of his success but the difficulty with which it has been won. Illustrated. 256 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature.).
Description:1. pp. 256. The story of the fight against Polio-one of the...1. pp. 256. The story of the fight against Polio-one of the great triumphs of medicine. Description: 256 p. Illus. 22 cm. Subjects: Poliomyelitis vaccine. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.
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