Newt’s World – Episode 205: Immortals – Jonas Salk

In 1952, nearly 60,000 children in the United States were infected with the poliovirus and thousands were paralyzed.  More than 3,000 children died.  Dr. Jonas Salk and his research team at the University of Pittsburgh, launched the largest human vaccine trial in history, injecting nearly 2 million American children with a potential vaccine.


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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Jonas Salk Bio – Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Polio

History of Polio Timeline – History of Vaccines

What is Polio? – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Polio Elimination in the United States – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Polio

FDR and Polio – Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum 

Trump and the American Future