Jonas Salk

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  • David M. Oshinsky's Polio: An American Story

    progressed as time passed, and what the individuals who dedicated their lives to the study of said disease, did to terminate it. The rivalry between Albert Sabin who was “a long-time polio researcher at the University of Cincinnati” (Oshinsky 6) and Jonas Salk, “a relative newcomer at the University of Pittsburgh” (Oshinsky 6), was what I believed was the most significant item raised in the book. While they were only brought up in the introduction, their names were repeated as I continued the…

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  • Arguments Against Polio

    lead to permanent paralyzation in the body. Countless individuals have been paralyzed or have died from the disease. Finally in the 1950s, after numerous clinical trials, Jonas Salk created a vaccine to combat polio. The vaccine, which was offered either orally or from an injection, successfully was able to prevent the…

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  • Should I Vaccinate My Childhood

    international vaccination programs, such as the World Health Organization took the vaccine to the ends of the earth and “eliminated smallpox worldwide”. Jenner’s findings in his vaccine with smallpox sparked interest in scientists all over. Doctor Jonas Salk and Doctor Albert Sabin had a competition with poliomyelitis, or polio, to see who could find the cure. In Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical Breakthroughs That Changed the World by Sherly Ann Persson, researcher and former nurse,…

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  • Human Immune System: The Salk Vaccine

    younger than five, those who contract it will be left paralyzed and will die. Researchers started studying the disease trying to develop an effective vaccine. The first successful vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk, first tested in 1952, and announced to the world by Salk on April 12, 1955. The Salk vaccine, or inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), consists of an injected dose of killed poliovirus and the body will produce antibodies against polio. Right after many vaccines were produced and…

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  • Stereotypes: An Example Of Sargant Ridges

    When people are concerned about others to risk their lives for us it shows that they care about others than themselves. For example, the military that go head first into action to protect us and the country that we live in. Another example are the doctors that try to cure diseases, but at the same time they risk their own health and sometimes their own lives to cure the sick people. The military risk their lives every day for our sake one of the perfect examples that I know is sargant Ridges…

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  • Hela Cells Essay

    vitro fertilization. HeLa cells even went into space before astronauts to test how human cells would be affected in a different environment. But the most important thing resulting from HeLa cell research is the creation of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk. Salk used HeLa cells to test the effectiveness of his vaccine by mixing HeLa cells, the polio virus, and an unvaccinated child 's blood in a test tube. The vaccine adds antibodies to the blood which prevent the virus from killing the cells. In…

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  • Henrietta Lacks's Life And Accomplishments

    Henrietta Lacks was born 97 years ago on August 1, 1920 in Virginia. She was born into a very poor household and with 8 siblings. Henrietta’s mother, Eliza Pleasant, died when Henrietta was only 4 years of age during childbirth. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father moved the children to Clover, VA. Henrietta worked on her grandfather’s tobacco farm growing up. Henrietta at the age of 14 had her first child with her cousin, David. She later married David when she was 20 years old. The…

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  • Martha Chase And Hershey's Experiments

    Martha Chase was an American Geneticist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was famously known for her and her ally Alfred Day Hershey’s landmark experiment in genetics proving that DNA is genetic material. Her experiment was using radioactive tracers to mark the DNA core and the protein coat of a phage called bacteriophage, or bacterial virus. Her and Alfred placed the material into a blender and turned on the switch which resulted in the scientists discovering that the blender had separated…

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  • Glamorizing Personal Memories In David Burkus's 'Eureka Myth'

    It is no secret that recollections of historical events tend to be more romanticized than they may have actually occurred. Individual people commit this action on a daily basis when reminiscing upon an experience from the past. “In hindsight, people are often quick to invent explanations for unknown behaviors” (Burkus 27). This act of glamorizing personal memories is known as confabulation. In the second chapter of his book, David Burkus introduces what he calls the “Eureka Myth.” Burkus…

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  • Standout Moment Analysis

    On the other side I would like to highlight the moment when doctor Jonas Salk gave his cure to Polio for free and when somebody interview him and ask him why he didn’t patent the medicine he said: “ Could you patent the sun?” That was something that called my attention, we need more people like this, we need more Americans…

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