Listen to the Music

The Life of Hilary Koprowski

  • Roger Vaughan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 283-295

About this book


Dr. Hilary Koprowski is the pioneer of live polio vaccine, the first researcher to advance the diagnostic and therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies, and the developer of the "gold standard" rabies vaccine. This biography chronicles his distinguished career and life's work in the field of microbiology. A world-reknowned maverick in biomedical research, Koprowski's research methods were often considered controversial and even radical. Nonetheless, he acquired key positions in many research organizations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Lederle Labs, and Wistar Institute, initiating landmark studies from cancer research to multiple sclerosis. One of his crowning achievements, the successful crusade for monoclonal antibodies, resulted in his founding of Centocor, a forerunner in the corporate world of biomedicine. This account of Koprowski's life history is a mixture of personal interviews, anecdotes, and legends of the art and science behind the man.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Vaughan
    • 1
  1. 1.OxfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7081-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1292-8
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