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Jonas Edward Salk - bibliography

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American medical scientist, born October 28, 1914, New York City; died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California.


Man unfolding. 1971

Survival of the Wisest. Written with his son Jonathan. 1973.

World Population and Human Values: A New Reality. 1981.

Anatomy of Reality: Merging of Intuition and Reason. 1983. 

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