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Jonas Salk
(1914-1995) born on
Oct 28
US microbiologist. He developed the first polio vaccine using dead viruses, 1952-55.
         
   
F
Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience.

R
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
A
When I worked on the polio vaccine, I had a theory. I guided each [experiment] by imagining myself in the phenomenon in which I was interested. The intuitive realm . . . the realm of the imagination guides my thinking.
N
Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive.
K
It is courage based on confidence, not daring, and it is confidence based on experience.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio, 1992.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
N: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
K: On administering the experimental vaccine for polio to himself and his wife and three sons, news summaries 9 May 1955.
   


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