Jonas salk, father of the first vaccine in the late 1940's, the foundation began sponsoring the work of a researcher at the university of pittsburgh named jonas salk , whose biggest achievement to date was the development of a flu vaccine that used killed viruses. Jonas salk tested his killed polio vaccine in many ways some of his first tests were done on monkeys some of his first tests were done on monkeys he successfully vaccinated thousands of monkeys, but also used them as hosts to grow the virus, so he could make his vaccine [klein. Salk needed seven years to develop the first polio vaccine in 1955, three years after a us epidemic killed more than 3,000 in the worst polio outbreak in the nation's history. Dr jonas salk, developer of the polio vaccine, is shown in his lab in pittsburgh, pa, oct 7, 1954. Dr jonas salk (october 28, 1914 - june 23, 1995) was an american research biologist who studied immunity, influenza, aids and polio he is best known, however, for the development of the polio vaccine that has nearly eradicated the threat of polio in the world today.
The ipv, or inactivated polio vaccine, developed by jonas salk, uses dead cells of poliomyelitis, whereas the opv, or oral polio vaccine, developed by albert sabin, runs the virus through multiple animals in order to weaken the strain rather than kill it. Polio vaccine developed although it had long been suspected that polio was an infectious disease, definitive proof only came in 1908, when dr karl landsteiner and dr erwin popper anchor managed to induce polio in monkeys by injecting them with extracts of the spinal cord of a boy who had died from polio. In jonas salk: a life, charlotte decroes jacobs looks at the life and career of the man who developed the first polio vaccine (photoquest, getty) jenni laidman charlotte decroes jacobs' jonas. Salk produces polio vaccine 1952 poliomyelitis has been around since ancient times there is still no cure for the disease but at the peak of its devastation in the united states, jonas salk.
The last love of jonas salk the unusual union of a renowned artist and the discoverer of the polio vaccine. Polio vaccine essay examples a biography of jonas salk the discoverer of polio vaccine 2,416 words a biography of jonas salk, the developer of the first. Jonas salk (october 28, 1914 - october 28, 1995) was an american medical researcher and physician while serving as the head of the virus research lab at the university of pittsburgh, salk discovered and perfected the first vaccine found to be safe and effective in preventing polio or infantile. In the first complete biography of jonas salk, charlotte decroes jacobs unravels salk's story to reveal an unconventional scientist and a misunderstood and vulnerable man. The polio vaccine manufactured by cutter laboratories in berkeley, california, had been improperly inactivated it contained live poliovirus two hundred four people contracted polio from the bad vaccine, over one hundred fifty were paralyzed, and eleven died 5.
Jonas edward salk biography: jonas salk - jonas salk was born october 28, 1914, in nyc in 1942 in the university of michigan school of public health dr became part of a group that has been working to create a vaccine from the influenza. This was very important because thus was the method he used to develop a polio vaccine one day after he graduated from medical school, jonas married donna lindsay, a social worker after he graduated, dr salk found a job with his former teacher dr francis jr. Three patients are being treated in the children's hospital of the university of pittsburgh medical center, the system where jonas salk first developed the polio vaccine. A biography of jonas salk, the first man to develop a vaccine against polio and a popular hero jonas salk a life by charlotte decroes jacobs.
After learning about dr jonas salk, ask your students to interview a family member or somebody they know who remembers when polio was endemic there are many stories related to the history of the disease in the united states-from the first people to be vaccinated to those who had the disease themselves. Jonas salk gives the polio vaccine to a child as part of a field trial at a pittsburgh elementary school photo courtesy fda/university of pittsburgh also in slate: jonas salk didn't patent the. In other words, jonas was a medical researcher and american physician who developed the first efficient and safe vaccine for polio treatment before the vaccine entered into force, polio was considered as a terrifying public health problem in 1952.
Explore eight surprising facts about the groundbreaking polio vaccine that salk developed 1 although polio was the most feared disease of the 20th century, it was hardly the deadliest polio. Jonas salk was an american physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio the history of vaccination for prevention of disease dates back to edward jenner who discovered a vaccine for the prevention of smallpox in the late eighteenth century. Dr jonas salk, left, and dr julius youngner shown working in a research lab during the development of the first polio vaccine, which was injectable now 84 and a professor emeritus at the. The first polio vaccine was the inactivated polio vaccine it was developed by jonas salk and came into use in 1955   the oral polio vaccine was developed by albert sabin and came into commercial use in 1961.
Biography: jonas salk developer of polio vaccine jonas salk date of birth: october 28, 1914 jonas salk date of death: june 23, 1995 back to jonas salk biography in america in the 1950s, summertime was a time of fear and anxiety for many parents this by the american academy of achievement. Jonas edward salk (october 28, 1914 - june 23, 1995) was an american medical researcher and virologisthe discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. The polio vaccine is sometimes called the salk vaccine in the name of its developer, jonas salk, who was an american virologist born in new york he introduced his vaccine in 1955 and it became one of the greatest discoveries in the history of medicine and virology.
Salk developed a killed-virus vaccine and he first testing of his polio vaccine began in 1952 by the end of testing approximately 18 million children had been vaccinated the vaccine was approved for widespread use in 1955 and salk became world-famous overnight. In 1955, researcher dr jonas salk announced to the world the polio vaccine was safe and effective the milestone took place april 12, 1955 two years earlier, salk had announced on a cbs radio.