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- DescriptionAbout 375 million people are infected with the hepatitis B virus. The discovery of this virus and the vaccine against it was one of the triumphs of twentieth-century medicine. This book describes how Baruch Blumberg and a team of researchers found a virus they were not looking for and created a vaccine for a disease they knew little about.
- Author BiographyBaruch S. Blumberg holds an M.D. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oxford University, where he has served as the Master of Balliol College. The editor of three books and the author of more than 400 scientific papers, he is Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute. He was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the work described in this book.
- Author(s)Baruch S. Blumberg
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication27/10/2003
- GenrePopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note1 table, 16 halftones, 3 line illus.
- Weight371 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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