Jonas Salk
FameRank: 6

"Jonas Edward Salk" was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. Born in New York City to Ashkenazi Jews/Jewish parents, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous scientists! More Jonas Salk on Wikipedia.