UC Lends Materials to Smithsonian
Published May 2005
UC's Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center
has provided materials related to Dr. Albert Sabin's pioneering polio
research for an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian exhibit commemorates the
50th anniversary of Dr. Jonas Salk's development of the first polio
vaccine. Dr. Salk's vaccine preceded the "live oral" vaccine ultimately
developed by Dr. Sabin at UC, which became the standard anti-polio
treatment around the world.
The exhibit, "Whatever Happened to
Polio?" will run through April 12, 2006, at the Smithsonian's National
Museum of American History. An online exhibit is available at http://americanhistory.si.edu/polio/howpolio/index.htm.
UC's contributions include Dr. Sabin's Friendship Medal
from the USSR and a collection of photographs. Call the Cincinnati
Medical Heritage Center at 513-558-5120 for more information.