|Born||Jonas Salk, October 28, 1914, New York City, U.S.|
|Died||June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California|
|Fields||Medical research, virology, and epidemiology|
|Institutions||University of Pittsburgh, Salk Institute, University of Michigan|
|Alma mater||City College of New York, New York University|
|Known for||First polio vaccine|
|Notable awards||Albert Lasker Award (1956), Robert Koch Medal, Mellon Institute Award, United States Presidential Citation, Congressional Gold Medal|
In 1955, a Jewish medical researcher and virologist created a polio vaccine. He never tried to patent his vaccine, hence he never profited from it. In 1960 he founded he Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and he spent his last years attempting to find a cure to HIV.
He attended Townsend Harris High School for intellectually gifted students, which aimed to graduate students in three years rather than four. He went to CCNY after graduation.
Polio was considered the most scary public health threat in the United States before he discovered the vaccine. In 1952, 21,269 people were left with paralysis ranging from mild to severe.
From 1970 until his death in 1995, he was married to Françoise Gilot, his second wife. He was the father of five sons and one girl.
He created the first effective polio vaccine, which was a condition that afflicted President US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Lee Salk - Lee Salk is a child psychologist and author credited with discovering the calming effects of heart rate on infants. In the last third of his life, Salk appeared in public in numerous television programs and conference rooms.. Jewish humanists. Scientists from Pittsburgh. Major officers of the Medal of Merit of the Italian Republic. Alumni of Townsend Harris High School. Immunization doctor. Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award recipient. Buried in California. New York Medical University alumni. American writers. American virologists. American epidemiologists. History of medicine. Scientists from New York. Ashkenazi Jews. Recipient of the gold medal of the National Assembly. Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. American medical researchers. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. American doctors in the 20th century