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#146 – Jonas Salk

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Jonas Salk was an American virologist famous for his development of one of the first successful polio vaccines.

In 1947, Salk was granted his own lab at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, which he soon turned into a working virology laboratory.

The vaccine first came into use in 1955, and in the following years Salk refused to patent his vaccine to increase its distribution.

In 1963, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies was named in his honor and opened in San Diego1History of Salk – Salk Institute for Biological Studies.