Jonas Salk 1914-1995

Jonas Salk 1914-1995 (HM1YIP)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.172', W 84° 33.134'

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Jonas Salk developed the first successful polio vaccine. Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, was a feared disease that could cause paralysis or death.
Salk began his career at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, and his mentor conducted the tests that demonstrated that the vaccine was "safe, effective, and potent." Salk's vaccine used a "killed" polio virus that could immunize without risking patient infection. The 1954-55 national testing involved almost two million children in one of the first double-blind placebo-controlled tests. U.S. polio cases dropped 85-90 percent in the first two years of the vaccine's use.
Year Placed2007
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700369 N 4734426
Decimal Degrees42.73620000, -84.55223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.172', W 84° 33.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 10.32" N, 84° 33' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-320 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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