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‘The Woman with the Cure’ By Lynn Cullen


March 16, 2023

Everyone knows the names Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, but are you familiar with the name Dorothy Horstmann?

Lynn Cullen’s new book takes us back to the 1940s, when public pools and parks were quiet during summer as families stayed home, trying to prevent their children from getting polio. Outbreaks across the United States were causing entire cities to be locked down. But there was a tiny glimmer of hope, as the best scientists from around the world were racing to find out how polio works, which would lead them to figure out how to stop it in its tracks.

Dorothy Horstmann is among those r...

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