Monday, June 20, 2016

Episode 8: Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk developed the first killed-virus polio vaccine, which saved the United States from recurring summer epidemics and made it possible to nearly eradicate the disease from the entire globe. The public loved him for it, but why was he disliked by so many fellow scientists and even hated by some?

And the "assassin bug" is real, but probably not what you're imagining in your head right now.

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