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Amazing American Scientists

Dr. Charles Margerison

Polio was one of the most dreaded epidemic diseases in history and claimed countless lives. It was the ingenuity and determination of Dr. Jonas Salk that resulted in the creation of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. But, who was the man behind the cure? Percy Spencer was 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 received over 130 patents for chemical discoveries during his life. The collections of life stories about amazing scientists offer a unique insight into some very different aspects of the fields of science. The equally amazing life stories of William Shockley and Percy Julian are also explored. Be inspired by these amazing stories as they come to life through BioViews®, a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These inspirational audios from Amazing People Worldwide® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.

Polio was one of the most dreaded epidemic diseases in history and claimed countless lives. It was the ingenuity and determination of Dr. Jonas Salk that resulted in the creation of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. But, who was the man behind the cure? Percy Spencer was 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 received over 130 patents for chemical discoveries during his life. The collections of life stories about amazing scientists offer a unique insight into some very different aspects of the fields of science. The equally amazing life stories of William Shockley and Percy Julian are also explored. Be inspired by these amazing stories as they come to life through BioViews®, a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These inspirational audios from Amazing People Worldwide® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
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Polio was one of the most dreaded epidemic diseases in history and claimed countless lives. It was the ingenuity and determination of Dr. Jonas Salk that resulted in the creation of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. But, who was the man behind the cure? Percy Spencer was 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 received over 130 patents for chemical discoveries during his life. The collections of life stories about amazing scientists offer a unique insight into some very different aspects of the fields of science. The equally amazing life stories of William Shockley and Percy Julian are also explored. Be inspired by these amazing stories as they come to life through BioViews®, a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These inspirational audios from Amazing People Worldwide® provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various Narrators

Length:

49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:22