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Polio
Polio - Notable Historical Events

FDRAug 10, 1921

Jonas SalkMar 26, 1953

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Polio - Historical Events
Date Event
1921-08-10

FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello

1938-01-03

March of Dimes established to fight polio

1953-03-26

Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

1954-04-26

Nationwide test of salk anti-polio vaccine begins

1955-04-10

Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

1955-04-12

salk polio vaccine safe & effective; 4 billion dimes marched

1955-11-02

Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus

1956-10-06

Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

1966-12-06

Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium

2012-02-25

World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries

2012-12-18

6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan

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Polio - Notable Birthdays

Jonas SalkOct 28, 1914

Polio - Birthdays
Date Event
1897-02-10

John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954)

1906-08-26

Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

1914-10-28

Jonas Salk, NYC, medical reseacher (polio vaccine)

1945-08-31

Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)

Polio - Notable Deaths

Jonas SalkJun 23, 1995

Polio - Deaths
Date Event
1993-03-03

Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86

1995-06-23

Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure


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