Pero la introduccion en 1955 de la vacuna inyectable descubierta por Jonas Salk
, y en 1961 la de una vacuna oral perfeccionada por Albert Sabin, hicieron posible finalmente la erradicacion del virus poliomielitico en el Hemisferio Occidental.
Splendid solution; Jonas Salk
and the conquest of polio.
New York Times writer Jeffrey Kluger's Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk
And The Conquest Of Polio is both a biography of Dr.
the researcher credited with first isolating flu virus as well as developing the first killed virus flu vaccine, and perhaps best known as the scientist who announced that the Jonas Salk
polio vaccine was safe and effective.
(right) finds a cure for polio, in the process rejuvenating the growth of swimming.
and Louis Kahn established the Institute in 1959 as a center that would serve those who pursue questions about the basic principals of life.
But the American and European research communities didn't regard randomized field trials as essential until the 1950s, when Jonas Salk
discovered the polio vaccine and Sen.
In the world of science and technology, Jonas Salk
was testing the polio vaccine during the summer of 1952 and the B-52 prototype was being flight-tested.
Remune, invented by the late Jonas Salk
in 1987 in collaboration with Dr.
The century produced the likes of Hitler and Stalin, but also Mother Teresa and Jonas Salk
, among many others, whose contributions to alleviating human misery cannot be fully appreciated since we cannot know how much worse the world would have been without them.
Cooperation among authorities, medical groups, talented amateurs like Sister Kenny and brilliant, hard-competing scientists such as Jonas Salk
and Edward Sabin -- "the largest mobilization in peacetime history" -- is hard to picture in today's anti-Washington climate.
And many of those individuals were immigrants--including Albert Einstein; Irving Berlin, who wrote "God Bless America"; Jonas Salk
, who developed the polio vaccine; and Charlie Chaplin, who helped create the film industry.