Jonas Salk, he discovered the vaccine for polio, and it all started threw out his childhood his family and school and all the work he’s done. It all helped him, to accomplish this discovery. And all the ways this discovery has changed peoples lives and schools all over the world.
From the beginning of Jonas Salk’s life to his childhood and the family he has. He was born in New York on October 28, 1995, to his parents Dora and Daniel Salk. He also has two brothers, Herman and Lee, “he is the oldest son of Russian-Jewish Immigrants” (Jonas Salk Biography). “As a child Salk did not show any interest in medicine or science in general. He says in an interview with the Academy of Achievement “As a child I was merely interested in things human, the human side of nature, if you like, and I continue to be interested in that” (Jonas Salk Biography). “When he graduated from medical school he married Donna Lindsey, they had three children Peter, Darrell and Jonathan.” In 1968 they divorced and then he married a former mistress of Pablo Picasso, Francoise Gilot” (Wikipedia). Eventually one of his sons turned out to be a medical scientist.
Threw out High School, College and the work he did, would eventually lead him to the discovery of the vaccine. “When he was 13, Salk entered Townsend Harris high School, a public school for intellectually gifted students” (Wikipedia). In High school he was known as a perfectionist…who read everything he could lay his hands on.” According to one of his fellow students. “Even though his mother urged him to become a lawyer he put it aside and instead concentrated on classes good for admission to medical school” (Wikipedia). “In college he earned his medical degree in 1939 from New York University, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1934 at the city college of New York” (Wikipedia). During World War 2 he worked at the University of Michigan and University of Pittsburgh...