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#147 – Albert Sabin

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In 1939, he moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. During World War II, he was a lieutenant coronel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and helped develop a vaccine against Japanese encephalitis. Maintaining his association with Children’s Hospital, by 1946, he had also become the head of Pediatric Research at the University of Cincinnati.1

In 1969 – 1972, he lived in Israel, serving as President of Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. After his return to the United States, he worked (from 1974 – 1982) as a research professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.

For the trivalent oral vaccine consisting of attenuated strains of all three types of the poliovirus, the President of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR awarded the highest civilian honors, the medal of the Order of Friendship Among Peoples. 2

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