Salk Polio Vaccine

Salk Polio Vaccine (HMRE7)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Allegheny County
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N 40° 26.564', W 79° 57.733'

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Pioneering research here at the University of Pittsburgh's Virus Research Laboratory from 1948 to 1955 produced the world's first polio vaccine. Led by Dr. Jonas Salk, researchers' innovations resulted in a breakthrough that was announced on April 12, 1955. Subsequent inoculations of school children virtually eradicated polio in the United States by 1962.
HM NumberHMRE7
Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 588010 N 4477415
Decimal Degrees40.44273333, -79.96221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.564', W 79° 57.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 33.84" N, 79° 57' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3701 Sutherland Dr, Pittsburgh PA 15213, US
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