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Salk Polio Vaccine

 
 
Salk Polio Vaccine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Salk Polio Vaccine Marker
Inscription. Pioneering research here at the University of Pittsburgh's Virus Research Laboratory from 1948 to 1955 produced the world's first polio vaccine. Led by Dr. Jonas Salk, researchers' innovations resulted in a breakthrough that was announced on April 12, 1955. Subsequent inoculations of school children virtually eradicated polio in the United States by 1962.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.564′ N, 79° 57.733′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Sutherland Drive and Terrace Street, on the left when traveling north on Sutherland Drive. Touch for map. Located at Salk Hall at the University of Pittsburgh in the Oakland Section of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John T. Comès (approx. 0.4 miles away); V.F.W. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Lee Vann (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frank E. Bolden (approx. 0.4 miles away); University of Pittsburgh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial
Salk Polio Vaccine Marker at Salk Hall-University of Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Salk Polio Vaccine Marker at Salk Hall-University of Pittsburgh
(approx. half a mile away); Forbes Field (approx. half a mile away); Barney Dreyfuss (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shot Heard 'Round the World - Development of the Salk Polio Vaccine 1947-1955. University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Dr. Jonas Salk at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Magazine photo of Jonas Salk in laboratory image. Click for full size.
By Yousuf Karsh, August 1956
3. Magazine photo of Jonas Salk in laboratory
Specifically for Wisdom Magazine
Dr. Jonas Salk receiving a Gold Medal from President Eisenhower image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Govt. photographer, January 27, 1956
4. Dr. Jonas Salk receiving a Gold Medal from President Eisenhower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 47 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week April 26, 2015. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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