April 12, 1955 ~ announcement of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine - I still remember Polio and not being able to go to the movies or be in crowds until this...all anti-vaccine folks should be made to read and see the history of just this one disease and its elimination!!!!!!!

April 12, 1955 ~ announcement of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine - I still remember Polio and not being able to go to the movies or be in crowds until this...all anti-vaccine folks should be made to read and see the history of just this one disease and its elimination!!!!!!!

Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian.   Visit The Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation for more information.

Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian. Visit The Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation for more information.

Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian.

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Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian.

Jonas Salk was an American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.

Jonas Salk was an American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.

Jonas Salk (1914-1995) became a hero overnight when it was announced that he had invented a vaccine for polio. Before Salk created the vaccine, polio was a devastating viral disease that had become epidemic. Each year, thousands of children and adults either died from the disease or were left paralyzed.

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Jonas Salk (1914-1995) became a hero overnight when it was announced that he had invented a vaccine for polio. Before Salk created the vaccine, polio was a devastating viral disease that had become epidemic. Each year, thousands of children and adults either died from the disease or were left paralyzed.

Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine. When asked what inoculation he wished he might have invented he said he wished he could inoculate children with hope.

Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine. When asked what inoculation he wished he might have invented he said he wished he could inoculate children with hope.

University of Pittsburgh Dr Jonas Salk Examine Test Tube of Polio Virus Used to make Polio Vaccine  -  photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

University of Pittsburgh Dr Jonas Salk Examine Test Tube of Polio Virus Used to make Polio Vaccine - photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Jonas Salk helped prevent more iron lung residents.

Jonas Salk helped prevent more iron lung residents.

Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of polio vaccine, exposed as criminal-minded scientist who conducted illicit medical experiments on mental patients

Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of polio vaccine, exposed as criminal-minded scientist who conducted illicit medical experiments on mental patients

Jonas Salk, Could be whiskey . . . but those jars are most likely involved with his development of the Polio Vaccine.

Jonas Salk, Could be whiskey . . . but those jars are most likely involved with his development of the Polio Vaccine.

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