The youngest son of polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk is trying to revive a book that he and his father wrote nearly 40 years ago about the problems posed by population growth and changing human values.
Jonathan Salk said he will launch a Kickstarter campaign on April 12th that’s meant to raise $30,000 to print and publicize a revised version of “World Population and Human Values: A New Reality,” which was released in 1981. He wrote the revisions.
The fundraising campaign will begin on the 62nd anniversary of the day that Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was approved for public use. He later founded the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, and wrote numerous books mostly on social topics. He died in 1995.
Jonathan Salk is a psychiatrist who divides his time between Los Angeles and a family home in La Jolla. He discussed the book project with the Union-Tribune. The interview was edited for continuity.