Mar 12, 2008

The Race for the Vaccine: Podcast TMA

Our guest on this installment of Podcast TMA is a three-for-one special. David Oshinsky, PhD, is the Jack S. Blanton Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book, Polio: An American Story. And Dr. Oshinsky is the keynote speaker at TexMed 2008, TMA’s annual session, expo, and educational showcase, May 2-3, 2008, in San Antonio.

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We invited Professor Oshinsky into the TMA studio to discuss the race between Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin to develop the polio vaccine, why today’s Americans are much more skeptical about scientific advances than our parents were, and what it’s like to win a Pulitzer Prize.

We encourage all of our listeners to pick up a copy of Dr. Oshinsky’s book, Polio: An American Story, and to come to San Antonio in May to hear him speak at TexMed 2008.

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