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Sabin Celebration Reflects on 50 Years of Polio Vaccine

Published April 2010

UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are teaming up this month to remember and celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Sabin Sunday” (April 24, 1960), the day when the world’s first oral, live-virus polio vaccine was administered in the United States.
 
Albert Sabin, MD, developed the vaccine while on faculty at the UC College of Medicine and a member of the research staff at Cincinnati Children’s.

A series of distinguished speakers, including Phillip Russell from the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, D.C., will be on hand to honor Sabin’s work and this key date in history.

The celebration begins at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the dining area of the CARE/Crawley Building.

Other guests will reflect on Sabin’s pioneering research and its impact locally and globally, while also highlighting current vaccine research. Event-goers will be treated to a light reception and a display of historical artifacts from the era, including an early iron lung used to treat polio patients.

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