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Selling Science Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Edited by Rima D. Apple, University of Wisconsin–­ Madison, and Janet Golden, Rutgers University, Camden Growing criticism of the U.S. health care system is coming from consumers, politicians, the media, activists, and healthcare professionals. Critical Issues in Health and Medicine is a collection of books that explores these contemporary dilemmas from a variety of perspectives, among them political, legal, historical , sociological, and comparative, and with attention to crucial dimensions such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and culture. For a list of titles in the series, see the last page of the book. Rutgers University Press New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London Stephen E. Mawdsley Selling Science Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin Library of Congress Cataloging-­ in-­ Publication Data Names: Mawdsley, Stephen E. Title: Selling science : polio and the promise of gamma globulin / Stephen E. Mawdsley. Description: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2016. | Series: Critical issues in health and medicine | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2015037355| ISBN 9780813574394 (hardcover : alkaline paper) | ISBN 9780813574400 (ePub) | ISBN 9780813574417 (Web PDF) Subjects: LCSH: Poliomyelitis—­United States—­Prevention—­History—­20th century . | Poliomyelitis—­ Research—­ United States—­ History—­ 20th century. | Gamma globulins—­Research—­United States—­History—­20th century. | Children—­Diseases—­ United States—­ Prevention—­ History—­ 20th century. | Hammon, William McD. (William McDowell), 1904–­ 1989. | National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis—­ History. | Clinical trials—­United States—­History—­20th century. | Science—­Social aspects—­History—­20th century. | Science—­ Economic aspects—­ History—­ 20th century. Classification: LCC RA644.P9 M39 2016 | DDC 614.5/490973—dc23 LC record available at A British Cataloging-in-Publication record for this book is available from the British Library. Copyright © 2016 by Stephen E. Mawdsley All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Please contact Rutgers University Press, 106 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The only exception to this prohibition is “fair use” as defined by U.S. copyright law. Visit our website: http://​rutgerspress​.rutgers​.edu Manufactured in the United States of America To my father, Robert L. Mawdsley ...


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