This Day in Jewish History 1914: Father of the First Successful Polio Vaccine Is Born

Jonas Salk wanted to pursue law, but his mother drove him toward medicine; his vaccine has helped eradicate polio worldwide.

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October 28, 1914, is the birthdate of Jonas Salk, the medical researcher who became an international hero in 1955, when he announced the successful development of a vaccine that could inoculate humans against...