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On this day in history – April 26, 1954 – Polio vaccine trials begin

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:42 am

Apr
26
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1954
Polio vaccine trials begin
On this day in 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Children in the United States, Canada and Finland participated in the trials, which used for the first time the now-standard… read more »

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