American medical researcher and virologist
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About Jonas Salk
Jonas Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist.
He discovered the first polio vaccine in 1952, thus saving thousands of lives. 4 years earlier, he undertook a project funded by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to determine the number of types of polio virus.
In 1960, he founded the "Salk Institute for Biological Studies" in California, which nowadays is a center for medical research.
His Personal Life
He was married twice and he had 3 children. His second wife was painter and writer Françoise Gilot, the former mistress of painter Pablo Picasso!
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Famous quotes by Jonas Salk
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.Jonas Salk
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.Jonas Salk
It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.Jonas Salk
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.Jonas Salk
There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.Jonas Salk
Jonas Salk's Popularity
Jonas Salk was a famous American medical researcher and virologist, who was born on October 28, 1914. As a person born on this date, Jonas Salk is listed in our database as the 12th most popular celebrity for the day (October 28) and the 5th most popular for the year (1914).
People born on October 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Jonas Salk is the 371st most popular Scorpio.
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