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57 Years After Salk Vaccine, World Is On Verge Of Eradicating Polio

In 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.

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Pitt Commemorates 57th Anniversary Of Polio Vaccine

On 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.


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Efforts Continue To Rid World Of Polio

The work of Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh made world news with the development of the Salk Vaccine.


‘Take A Shot At Changing The World’ Contest

Today is the anniversary of one of the proudest moments in Pittsburgh’s history its impact is still felt today. On this date in 1954, the first mass inoculation of children against polio began here. The […]



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