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From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man polio Jonas Salks polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide Dr Salk is also known for other medical discoveries He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood He was not looking for fame instead it found him During the time before the vaccine many people mostly parents with young children were very scared Dr Salks vaccine was a great relief to everyone Yet today polio is still affecting people even after receiving the vaccine Just as polio is still around today so is the flu virus Dr Salk did invent a flu vaccine to help in keeping the flu virus at a low At this time Jonas Salk is working on a vaccine for the most feared disease of today AIDS Jonas Edward Salk was born to Polish-Jewish immigrants Daniel B and Dora Salk on October 28 1914 Dr Salk was born in upper Manhattan but then moved to the Bronx where he went to school His first spoken words were Dirt dirt instead of the conventional uninspired No no or Momma He was a responsive child Dr Salk was raised on the verge of poverty Although his family was poor he did do exceptionally well in all the levels of education He graduated from Townsend Harris High School in 1929 and then went on to the College of the City of New York where he received his BS in 1934 He finally earned his MD degree in June of 1939 from the New York University College of Medicine Jonas Salk was a somewhat withdrawn and indistinct figure but was always reading whatever he could lay his hands on Dr Salk went on to intern for two years at
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