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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.
Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience.

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
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.
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.
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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