Polio Vaccine: Still Saving Lives after 60 Years

April 14, 2015 1:38 AM

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Polio Vaccine: Still Saving Lives after 60 Years

Yesterday celebrates the 60th anniversary as Polio vaccine was first introduced to the nation where the disease had spread uncontrollably . At the same time it marks the 10th death anniversary of the polio victim Franklin D. Roosevelt when Jonas Edward Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine results was proclaimed “safe , effective and potent “ .

“People were hugging in the streets, kids were let out of school, Salk was invited to the White House where President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke down in tears thanking him – it was really this shining moment of great faith in science and in medical research,” recalled David Oshinsky , director of t...

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