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Diseases: Finding the Cure
Robert Mulcahy ©1996

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  • 144 pages
  • More than 60 black-and-white photos and illustrations
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • List of Nobel Prize winners
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-28-1
  • $21.95







“This is a well-organized, useful, and readable treatment that captures the essence of scientific methodology.”
School Library Journal

Meet the doctors and scientists who learned to cure some of the worst diseases to strike humanity: James Lind proved that citrus fruits both cured and prevented scurvy; Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for smallpox; Louis Pasteur formulated germ theory; Paul Ehrlich was the first to use chemotherapy; Frederick Banting discovered insulin; Alexander Fleming identified penicillin; and Jonas Salk developed a vaccine against polio.