The Salk Polio Vaccine Marker

"The Salk Polio vaccine marker, which now stands next to Salk Hall, was erected by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in collaboration with the Major General Anthony Wayne Foundation and its Historic Marker Commitee"1.

"On April 12, 2005, exactly 50 years after the Salk polio vaccine was declared 'safe, effective, and potent,' the University of Pittsburgh dedicated the historic marker , honoring Salk Hall as the Pitt site where Jonas Salk and his research team attained what has been called 'one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century"2.

  • Photos by Marta Bertolaso (March 2011)

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