(October 28, 1914 - June 23, 1995)Jonas Salk was one of three sons born to Russian immigrants in New York City. Salk was the first person in his family to graduate from college and medical school. Salk spent most of his career as a microbiologist. His most noteworthy achievement was his creation of a vaccine to eradicate polio. Salk earned even more respect when he refused to patent the vaccine to profit from the discovery. He insisted he only wished to see it distributed as widely as possible. Later in his life, Salk focused on developing an AIDS vaccine and traveled across the world promoting world peace.
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|Date Added||Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 571855 N 4403328|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77686667, -86.16093333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.612', W 86° 9.656'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 36.72" N, 86° 9' 39.36" W|
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