Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Golden Anniversary


April marks the 50th anniversary of the national polio immunization program. Polio, a viral illness swept the nation and terrorized its citizens. It's worth remembering the heroic effort that scientists made back then. Interested in learning about the man behind the vaccine? Read about Jonas Salk here.

These days we could never imagine coming down with polio. Hell, the March of Dimes now spends most of its time trying to eradicate birth defects. Thank God we have a vaccine.

2 Comments:

Blogger Void said...

Nice to see that great people like Jonas Salk are remembered. I happen to go to Jonas Salk Middle School, so I was fortunate to learn a great deal about him.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

Raven: Glad to see you stopped by. Never heard of a school being named after the man. It's certainly warranted.

9:44 PM  

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