Dr. Jonas Salk

57 Years After Salk Vaccine, World Is On Verge Of Eradicating PolioIn Pittsburgh, we take special pride in the fact that the vaccine for polio was developed right here by Dr. Jonas Salk, and first used April 12, 1955.
Pitt Commemorates 57th Anniversary Of Polio VaccineOn April 12, 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk announced that a huge clinical trial had proved successful. He and other researchers at the University of Pittsburgh had developed a vaccine to end infantile paralysis, better known as polio.
Efforts Continue To Rid World Of PolioThe work of Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh made world news with the development of the Salk Vaccine.
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