Jonas Salk bio

Birth Name: Jonas Edward Salk

Occupation: Virologist

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: October28, 1914

Date Of Death: June 23, 1995

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Jonas Salk was born on the 28th of October, 1914. He was known for being a Virologist. Jewish medical researcher and virologist who developed a vaccine against polio in 1955. He never attempted to patent his vaccine and thus made no money off of it. In 1960 he founded he Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and he spent his last years attempting to find a cure to HIV.

Jonas Salk was born in New York City. He attended Townsend Harris High School for intellectually gifted students, which aimed to graduate students in three years rather than four. After graduating, he attended CCNY. Before he discovered the vaccine for polio, it was considered the most frightening public health problem in the United States. In 1952, 21,269 patients were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

Jonas Salk was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Jonas Salk was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Jonas Edward Salk is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Jonas Salk was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME:Jonas Edward Salk
RELIGION:Secular Humanist
BIRTH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Jonas Salk was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Jonas Salk was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Jonas Salk had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Jonas Salk’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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