Polio was one of the most dreaded epidemic diseases in history and
claimed countless lives. It was the ingenuity and determination of Jonas
Salk which resulted in the discovery of the first safe and effective
polio vaccine. But who was the man behind the cure? Another researcher
in the field of medicine was Percy Julian, as a pioneer in the chemical
synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was also the first
African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Science,
and he received over 130 patents for chemical discoveries during his
life. The equally amazing life stories of William Shockley, Percy
Spencer, and Linus Pauling are also explored in this unique audio
collection from the Amazing People Club.
Each story comes alive through BioViews. A BioView is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions to our world and can help you achieve your ambitions in your journey through life. Download and start listening now!