The Shot Heard Round the World: Development of the Salk Polio Vaccine


Subject:
Public Health & Safety , Infectious Diseases , Polio , Vaccines

Description:
This illustrated timeline presents events surrounding the development of the polio vaccine by Dr. Jonas Salk. Discusses early history of polio, the first major U.S. polio epidemic in 1916, the research of Salk and others to develop a polio vaccine, the March of Dimes polio vaccine fundraising campaign, and the drop in polio incidence since the first widespread use of Salk's vaccine in 1955. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Language:
English

Source:
http://museum.pharmacy.pitt.edu/salk/


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