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Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first successful polio vaccine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Salk was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City, New York to a Jewish-Irish family. He studied at the City College of New York and at the University of New York. Salk was married to Donna Lindsey from 1939 until they divorced in 1968. Then he was married to Françoise Gilot from 1970 until his death in 1995.
- The New York Times, Dr. Jonas Salk, Whose Vaccine Turned Tide on Polio, Dies at 80 1995-06-25. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
- Jonas Salk at Find a Grave
- The American Experience: The Polio Crusade video, 1 hr. by PBS
- "Legacy of Salk Institute", video, 30 minutes, history of Salk vaccine
- "Polio Vaccine" intro., Britannica, video, 1 minute
- The Time 100 Most Important People of the Century
- Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation
- Jonas Salk Trust