How did Louis Pasteur influence Jonas Salk?


How did Louis Pasteur influence Jonas Salk?

Jonas Salk:

Jonas Salk was a virologist and medical researcher who lived from 1914 to 1955. He was born to working-class Jewish parents in New York City and attended city schools and colleges. While a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, he discovered the first vaccine for polio, an unpredictable and debilitating disease.

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Louis Pasteur provided Jonas Salk with a model in researching vaccination. Pasteur researched inoculation by cultivating diseases like chicken cholera...

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Jonas Salk & the Polio Vaccine
Jonas Salk & the Polio Vaccine


Chapter 12 / Lesson 18

When you go to the doctor for a shot, you probably don't think about immunity, or the work that went into the development of the vaccine. This lesson will discuss Jonas Salk and his work in developing the polio vaccine.

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