Vaccine - Jonas Salk (1914- 1995)
was born in New York City,
the son of Jewish Russian immigrants. Salk received an advanced degree
in microbiology at NYU's School of Medicine, where he tried to develop
an influenza vaccine. In 1947, Jonas Salk was assigned as University of
Pittsburgh's' Director of Virus Research, where he developed the Polio
Vaccine - Jonas Salk
In 1947, Jonas Salk became the head
of the Virus Research Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. He worked on
improving the flu vaccine and began to study poliovirus with hopes of creating
a vaccine against that disease, as well.
- Jonas Salk
Many scientists were racing to make
a polio vaccine in the '50s--but he got there first.
Jonas Edward Salk, developer of
the first successful polio vaccine, was born on October 28, 1914 in New
Produces Polio Vaccine - 1952
Salk, M.D - Biography
Jonas Salk - Biography
Salk M.D. Physician and Research Scientist
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