J.F. Enders (1897–1985), T.H. Weller (1915–) and F.C. Robbins (1916–2003): A simplified method for the multiplication of poliomyelitis virus. Dreams of eradicating a terrifying disease

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  title={J.F. Enders (1897–1985), T.H. Weller (1915–) and F.C. Robbins (1916–2003): A simplified method for the multiplication of poliomyelitis virus. Dreams of eradicating a terrifying disease},
  author={Rolf H Zetterstr{\"o}m and Hugo Lagercrantz},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
  year={2006},
  volume={95}
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