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Ian Frazer: The Man Who Saved a Million Lives 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
An unforgettable story of perseverance and aspiration, this biography of Dr. Ian Frazer, the man whose vaccine for cervical cancer has helped save the lives of more than 275,000 women around the world each year, peels back the many layers of his extraordinary life. Given exclusive access to Frazer, biographer and journalist Madonna King tells of his ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and co researcher, Dr. Jian Zhou, and Frazer’s ongoing commitment to have the vaccine made available in the developing world. This chronicle provides fascinating insight into the life of the Scottish-born Australian of the Year who is behind one of the great medical discoveries of the century.
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- ASIN : B00EGWE8VA
- Publisher : University of Queensland Press; 1st edition (1 August 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 8563 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 274 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 708,412 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book is designed to be "light and easy" reading rather than an authoritative biography. The author, Madonna King, is a Brisbane journalist and columnist who writes in the straightforward and the stick-to-the-facts descriptive style of her craft. The book has 24 numbered chapters, each one of which is just over 2,500 words in length.
The production values of the book are disappointing. It contains no Table of Contents to guide the reader, there are no chapter titles--just numbers--and no footnotes. These omissions are not rescued by the book's brief index. The book sinks to its low point in the last chapter, or is it an appendix, titled "Ian's Lemon meringue pie". It's a recipe! The book is published by the University of Queensland Press (UQP), where Frazer continues with his research. Perhaps when Ian Frazer wins the Nobel Prize, UQP will consider a revised edition that properly reflects Frazer and his scientific work , and without the lemon meringue pie recipe.