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Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian. Visit The Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation for more information.

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Jonas Salk - invented the vaccine for polio... he would not have it patented (and therefore missed out on Billions of dollars) because he wanted the vaccine to be available to everyone! Real hero!

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Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian.

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Jonas Salk, Could be whiskey . . . but those jars are most likely involved with his development of the Polio Vaccine.

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On this day, March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced his polio vaccine. Two years later, the vaccine was released nationally in the US. Major funding for Salk's research came from the March of Dimes Foundation, which was set up by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 58,000 cases of polio were reported in 1952; 3,145 people had died from it in that year.

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April 12, 1955 ~ announcement of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine - I still remember Polio and not being able to go to the movies or be in crowds until this...all anti-vaccine folks should be made to read and see the history of just this one disease and its elimination!!!!!!!

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The polio vacine. Our towns had to take the sugar cubes. Everyone would get in lines to get them at the local schools.

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