Salk Polio Vaccine
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 26.572 W 079° 57.736
17T E 588006 N 4477430
Quick Description: This marker commemorates the location where Dr. Jonas Salk did the research that led to a vaccine to eradicate polio.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2006 7:29:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM8E0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Marker Text:

Pioneering research here at the University of Pittsburgh's Virus Research Laboratory from 1948 to 1955 produced the world's first polio vaccine. Led by Dr. Jonas Salk, researchers' innovations resulted in a breakthrough that was announced on April 12, 1955. Subsequent inoculations of school children virtually eradicated polio in the United States by 1962.

This site really ought to be classified as "urban" rather than "roadside." Good luck getting a parking space near Pitt Medical Center if you want to visit!
Marker Name: Salk Polio Vaccine

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 04/12/2005

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Salk Hall, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Terrace St. at Sutherland Dr., Pittsburgh

Category: Invention, Medicine & Science

Website: [Web Link]

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