Jonas Salk on Using Our Intelligence to Think Like Nature

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Had he lived, Dr. Jonas Salk would have turned 100 years old today. Salk was a young doctor when in the spring of 1955 he announced his discovery of a vaccine that could prevent polio. He was hailed as a modern miracle worker and recognized with a Presid

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Had he lived, Dr. Jonas Salk would have turned 100 years old today. Salk was a young doctor when in the spring of 1955 he announced his discovery of a vaccine that could prevent polio. He was hailed as a modern miracle worker and recognized with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. He led scientists from the world over in studies of cancer, heredity, the brain, the immune system and AIDS at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. In this age of Ebola, it's enlightening to hear Salk talk about the lessons he learned in developing the polio vaccine, and how they might be applicable to the AIDS crisis, which was raging at the time of this now classic interview recorded in 1990.