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Polio Vaccine - Jonas Salk

Polio Vaccine - Jonas Salk

Polio Vaccine - Jonas Salk (1914- 1995) Jonas Salk was born in New York City, the son of Jewish Russian immigrants. Salk received an advanced degree in microbiology at NYU's School of Medicine, where he tried to develop an influenza vaccine. In 1947, Jonas Salk was as In 1947, Jonas Salk became the head of the Virus Research Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. He worked on improving the flu vaccine and began to study poliovirus with hopes of creating a vaccine against that disease, as well.