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By P. Roy Vagelos

P. Roy Vagelos grew up throughout the melancholy as a wise-cracking son of Greek immigrants. He left his family's small eating place to develop into a physician and went directly to grasp 3 professions and develop into the manager govt Officer of the multinational pharmaceutical sizeable, Merck & Co. medication, technological know-how, and Merck follows Vangelos' lifestyles from youth to retirement, from his educational years on the college of Pennsylvania, Columbia University's clinical tuition, and Massachusetts basic sanatorium via his specialist profession on the nationwide Institute of healthiness, Washington college, and Merck. all through, Vagelos by no means misplaced contact together with his relatives values, his excessive wish to aid others, and his religion within the partnership precept and the contest that makes it paintings. P. Roy Vagelos and Louis Galambos supply an strange standpoint on operating in 3 best professions: drugs, technology, and company. They take readers contained in the laboratory and boardroom of 1 of America's huge agencies, interpreting the errors and the ideas of Merck. P. Roy Vagelos, M.D. served as CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. from 1985 to 1994. earlier than assuming tasks in company management, he had received medical acceptance as an expert on lipids and enzymes and as a study supervisor. the writer of greater than a hundred medical papers, Vagelos has been elected to the yank Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nationwide Academy of Sciences and the yankee Philosophical Society. Louis Galambos has written commonly on U.S. business-government family, on fiscal facets of contemporary institutional advancements and at the upward thrust of the bureaucratic kingdom. A professor at Johns Hopkins collage, Professor Galambos is the writer of a number of books, together with each time, at any place (Cambridge, 2002).

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