Heroes of Progress, Pt. 5: Jonas Salk
Introducing Jonas Salk, the man who pioneered the world’s first effective polio vaccine. Salk’s work has saved hundreds of millions of people from crippling paralysis, and millions from death. Thanks to his vaccine, a disease that has plagued humanity since pharaonic Egypt is almost completely eradicated, and within a few years, the disease will (hopefully) be consigned to history.
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