Newt’s World – Episode 353: 5 Days of Christmas Immortals – Jones 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.  Part of the Immortals leadership series.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Jonas Salk Biography

Dr. Jones Salk Announces Polio Vaccine – This Day in History (March 26, 1953)

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