Albert B. Sabin

Albert B. Sabin

Original Name Abram Saperstein;
Birth
Białystok, Podlaskie, Poland
Death 3 Mar 1993 (aged 86)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 1885
Memorial ID 1677 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer. Developer of the oral, live virus polio vaccine. Approximately 100 million European children were the first to receive Dr. Sabin's oral polio vaccine in 1960 following worldwide preliminary trials. Between 1962-64 about 100 million US residents received the oral vaccine. Worldwide use of the vaccine is estimated to have prevented about 5 million cases of paralytic polio and 500,000 deaths from 1965-66. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a member of the Epidemiological Board from February 1943 to September 1945 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Presented the National Medal of Science in 1970 by President Richard M. Nixon.

Bio by: Bonnie Gilson Osborn (nee Gallagher)


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Front:
LIEUTENANT COLONEL
MEDICAL CORPS
UNITED STATES ARMY
Back:
DEVELOPER OF THE VACCINE THAT
MADE POSSIBLE THE GLOBAL
ERADICATION OF POLIMYELITES


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1677
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert B. Sabin (26 Aug 1906–3 Mar 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1677, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .