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Albert Sabin

1906- 1993

American Virologist

Physician and virologist Dr. Albert Sabin is renowned for his painstaking development of the oral polio vaccine.

Sabin intended that this live-virus form of the polio vaccine would be used in place of Jonas Salk's killed-virus polio vaccine because the oral vaccine appeared to confer a stronger and more long-lasting immunity on the recipient. Today, however, both forms of the vaccine are employed for different but complementary purposes.