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Albert Sabin

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin

Profession: Physician and Scientist

United States of America

Biography: Invented the oral live virus polio vaccine.

Born: August 26, 1906
Birthplace: Bialystok, Poland, Russian Empire

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: March 3, 1993 (aged 86)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

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  • 1956-10-06 Scientist Albert Sabin announces that his oral polio vaccine is ready for testing; it would soon supplant Jonas Salk's vaccine in many parts of the world

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