Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk
1914 - 1995
Jonas Salk  American Doctor

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Jonas Salk was previously married to Françoise Gilot (1970 - 1995) and Donna Lindsay (1939 - 1968).


American Doctor Jonas Salk was born Jonas Edward Salk on 28th October, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 23rd Jun 1995 La Jolla, California, USA aged 80. He is most remembered for He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccine.. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Jonas Salk is a member of the following lists: American Jews, People from New York City and People from San Diego, California.


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Married2 30 years 28 years, 2 months 26 years, 5 months
Total2 30 years 28 years, 2 months 26 years, 5 months


First Name Jonas
Middle Name Edward
Last Name Salk
Full Name at Birth Jonas Edward Salk
Alternative Name Dr Jonas Salk, Dr. Jonas Salk
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th October, 1914
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 23rd June, 1995
Place of Death La Jolla, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Buried El Camino Memorial Park San Diego, California
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature His parents, Daniel and Dora (née Press) Salk, had a Ashkenazi Jewish background..., His brother was Dr. Lee Salk, a distinguished specialist in neuromuscular diseases..., Aged 13, Salk entered Townsend Harris High School, a public school for intellectually gifted students..., 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..., Despite producing Dr Jonas Salk and his child psychologist brother Lee, both parents had not received extensive formal education..., At his mother's urging, he put aside aspirations of becoming a lawyer, and instead concentrated on classes necessary for admission to medical school..., Salk entered CCNY at the age of 15, a "common age for a freshman who had skipped multiple grades along the way"..., In childhood, Salk did not show any interest in medicine or science in general: "As a child I was not interested in science. I was merely interested in things human, the human side of nature, if you like, and I continue to be interested in that"...
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Secular Humanist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Townsend Harris High School, Queens, New York
University [1934] City College of New York (CCNY) (BSc, Chemistry)
Occupation Text Physician, Medical Researcher, Virologist
Occupation Doctor
Claim to Fame He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccine.
Music Genre (Text) Medical research, Virology, Epidemiology
Pets Donna Lindsay (9 June 1939 - 1968) (divorced) (3 children), Françoise Gilot (29 June 1970 - 23 June 1995) (his death), Thomas Francis Jr. (doctoral advisor)

Jonas Edward Salk (; born Jonas Salk; October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. He was born in New York City and attended the City College of New York and New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. He began an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1939. Two years later, he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he spent several years studying flu viruses with his mentor, Thomas Francis Jr.

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