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SABIN, ALBERT (1906-1993).

Medical researcher. Born in Poland, he settled in the U.S. in 1921 and started polio research in 1931. In 1959, he developed an oral vaccine for polio that was put into mass use around the world two years later, and ended the scourge of this paralyzing disease. From 1969 to 1972 he lived in Israel where he served as president of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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