Jonas Salk

Dr. Jonas Salk Visits Seattle

On June 4, 1962, Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995) addresses leading scientists, educators, community leaders, and fairgoers at the United States Science Pavilion at the Seattle World's Fair. Salk invented the first vaccine capable of protecting humans from poliomyelitis (polio). It was introduced to the public between 1955 and 1958 and earned him near-deity status among American parents, for whom the threat of their children catching polio had been a persistent terror.
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Jonas Salk wins the fight against polio

In the early 20th century, polio was, as the World Health Organisation’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative notes, one of the most feared diseases in industrialised countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of children every year. However, soon after the introduction of effective vaccines in the 1950s and ’60s it “was brought...
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Jonas Salk was a pioneer in vaccines, they work

October 28 is the birthday of Jonas Salk, developer of the Salk polio vaccine. Salk announced his development of a successful vaccine in 1953, the year after a polio epidemic claimed some 3,300 lives in the U.S. Polio deaths were reduced by 95 percent after the introduction of the vaccines.

'Succession' star Jeremy Strong to play Jonas Salk in biopic

March 31 (UPI) -- Jeremy Strong has signed on to play Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, in the film, Splendid Solution. Gillian Weeks is writing the screenplay based on Jeffrey Kluger's book by the same title. "So honored to write this movie at a time like this...
Hollywood Reporter

Jeremy Strong to Play Polio-Vaccine Developer Jonas Salk in 'Splendid Solution'

The project, from Bron and 21 Laps, about the famed virologist, is based on Jeffrey Kluger’s best-selling novel of the same name. Jeremy Strong has found his next role in Jonas Salk, the famed virologist that developed the widely-used polio vaccine. Strong will play the famed researcher in the feature...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Succession’ star Jeremy Strong to play Pitt scientist Jonas Salk in new movie

As vaccine rollout continues, one of history’s most prominent vaccine developers is about to get his story told on the big screen. It was announced Tuesday that “Succession” star Jeremy Strong will play Jonas Salk, the University of Pittsburgh virologist who in 1955 developed the polio vaccine, in “Splendid Solution,” an upcoming film based on Jeffrey Kluger’s 2004 novel “Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio.”