Three vials of inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine, commonly known as "Super-Salk," with a plastic syringe. In 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk developed this injectable vaccine, an effective weapon against polio. In 1994, North and South America were officially declared polio-free.
Picture: Michel Lambert
Donated by Dr. Dominique Tessier, Centre de médecine de voyage du Québec.
© Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History 2001. All rights reserved.
They made it possible to prevent epidemics, and have saved the lives of many children and individuals around the world.
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