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Author Vagelos, P. Roy.

Title Medicine, science and Merck / P. Roy Vagelos, Louis Galambos
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages) : illustrations
Summary In Medicine, Science, and Merck, the authors trace the careers of a son of Greek immigrants as he mastered three professions and ultimately became the Chief Executive Officer of America's most admired corporation - the multinational, pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., Inc. As the authors show, there was hope even for a wise-cracking kid living through the hard times of the 1930s. Education brought out the scholar in Roy Vagelos, who left his family's small restaurant to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia's Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. At NIH, he mastered biochemistry; at Washington University he became a distinguished science administrator; and at Merck, he headed the pharmaceutical industry's most innovative laboratory and then became its CEO. Throughout, he never lost touch with his family values, his intense desire to help others, or his faith in the partnership principle and the competition that makes it work
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Vagelos, P. Roy.
Merck Sharp & Dohme.
Medical scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Physician executives -- United States -- Biography.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Drug Industry.
Physician Executives.
United States.
Genre/Form Personal Narrative.
Form Electronic book
Author Galambos, Louis.
ISBN 0511164203
0511165455 (electronic bk.)
051116615X (electronic bk.)
0511511671 (electronic bk.)
0521662958 (hc)
9780511165450 (electronic bk.)
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9780511511677 (electronic bk.)
9780521662956 (hc)