Monday, October 20, 2014

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Jonas Salk

Unless you grew up in the 40's or 50's, you have no idea of the fear that gripped America in the summer due the the spread of polio. Simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could end up in an iron lung.
This week, we celibate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk. His polio vaccine (which I remember receiving) was a godsend that ended the apprehension. His polio vaccine is an example of science at its best.

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