- NAME: Jonas Salk
- OCCUPATION: Doctor, Scientist
- BIRTH DATE: October 28, 1914
- DEATH DATE: June 23, 1995
- EDUCATION: New York University, College of Medicine, City College of New York, University of Michigan
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: La Jolla, California
- Full Name: Jonas Edward Salk
- AKA: Jonas Salk
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Jonas Salk was an American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.
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His works include Man Unfolding (1972) and The Survival of the Wisest (1973), which he co-wrote with son Jonathan.
Jonas Salk died of heart failure on June 23, 1995, at his home in La Jolla, California. With his groundbreaking vaccine, Salk had earned his place in medical history. He will always be remembered as the man who stopped polio.
Salk was married to social worker Donna Lindsay from 1939 to 1968. The couple had three sons together: Peter, Darrell and Jonathan. In 1970, he married artist Francoise Gilot, who had previously been romantically involved with Pablo Picasso.
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