Six decades after the first polio case was confirmed near Rutland, Vermont in the summer of 1894, polio terrorized the United States. The polio virus, which infected children in disproportions, could attack the nervous system and cause muscle paralysis and even death. Jonas Salk, an American virologist, announced his development of the polio vaccine in 1953. Forever, all over the world, people worshiped athletes, inventors, war heroes, superheros-but a medical researcher? Jonas Salk was breaking new ground with the polio vaccine, weather he liked it or not, he was.
George Beadle George Beadle has an award named after him because of his work in genetics (Bay). Even though Beadle did not work alone, he was the person who was chosen to have an award named after them. George has been around many people throughout his life who have helped him make his achievements. Beadle grew up in a place that influenced him to make discoveries with many people, and those discoveries allowed Beadle to have a successful end to his life. All of George’s accomplishments started in Wahoo, Nebraska.
Joseph Von Fraunhofer was born March 6, 1787 in Bavaria. He was born to parents that were both glassmakers by trade. His mother came from a long line of glassmakers and his father, as well as grandfather were both master artisans in glassmaking (Kennelly). Some say that this is why Fraunhofer had such a knack for optics, as he was surrounded by them from day 1. Unfortunately, before age twelve both of his parents had passed away leaving him orphaned.
Miep was born on February 15, 1909, in Vienna. She married a dutch man and worked for Otto Frank and became close to his family. She hid the Franks in secret annex for more than two years after they were discovered by the Gestapo. She found Anne Frank’s diaries and returned them to Otto Frank, who later published them. Miep recorded her own memoir of the time in 1987 and died on january 11, 2010, at age 100.
It soon took over his body, and he ended up dying. Not only did Bordner help scientists and researchers with their study of interferon, but also was a huge help to many others who had ALS. Even though there is still no cure for this disease, the experiment enabled others to be able to spend the time that they deserve with their families before ALS
I believe that the first organ Transplant because we would be so behind in the medical world if we had never learned or found out that we could do transplant organs and keep people from dying. In 1950 Ruth Tucker, age 49 was suffering from polycystic kidneys and really needed a new kidney to live. Both her sister and mother had died from the same disease. Ruth made history on june 17, by being the first person to ever have a organ transplant, the surgery took 45 minutes. I believe that Truman signing the peace treaty with japan to end WWII was the most important thing that happened in 1951.
Lou to retire early because of this disease, Lou died two years after retiring from this disease. Not only was Lou Gehrig known for his disease, but as well for his amazing career in baseball. (Biography.com Editors) Henry Louis Gehrig was born in New York City in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, on June 19, 1903. His parents, Heinrich and Christina Gehrig, were German immigrants who had moved to their new country just a three years before having a son. A devoted parent, Christina had worked hard for her son’s athletic pursuits as well
ANDREAS VESALIUS Andreas Vesalius, the father of modern anatomy was born in Brussels in 1514 and died in 1564. Throughout his life of 49 years, Vesalius challenged medical theories with a thirst for learning and discovery. Born into a wealthy family with his father as a pharmacist at the court of Margret of Austria, he received a privileged education from six years old. In 1537, Vesalius gained his doctorate and became a professor of Surgery and Anatomy at the University of Padua. He valued lifelong learning which contributed to his revolutionary works and methods demonstrating the spirit of a Renaissance man.
At age 14, Sinclair attended the City College of New York. After graduating in 1897, he enrolled at Columbia University to continue his studies. Sinclair wrote dime novels to support himself during his time attending Columbia University. He decided to become a serious novelist after completing his schooling at age 20 while being a freelance journalist to make ends meet. In 1900, Sinclair married Meta Fuller and started a family with their baby David.
Prior to Reeves birth his father was a Princeton University graduate studying for a master’s degree in Russian at Columbia University. Although Reeve was born wealthy he worked at the docks with longshoremen in the summer. Christopher’s mother Barbara had been a student at Vassar College, but transferred to Barnard College so she could be closer to Franklin who she had met through a family connection. Franklin and Barbara then had a son, Benjamin Reeve, who was born on October 6th, 1953. Barbara and Franklin divorced in 1956, and then she moved