You Can't Patent the Sun
Meg Gifford

Born to Jewish immigrant parents in one of the most underprivileged neighborhoods in New York, Jonas Salk experienced lifelong antisemitism. After a short course in virology he gave up political aspirations to enter a field that was neither nurturing of new ideologies nor of Jewish researchers. Despite the obstacles before him, he never abandoned his vision of developing a vaccine that would effectively wipe out the polio epidemic and change scientific viewpoints in developing vaccinations forever.