Sentence Examples

  • Partly on account of his inability to share in the amusements of his fellows by reason of a deformity due to vaccine poisoning before he was five (the poison permanently arresting the growth and development of his legs), he was an eager student, and in 1814 he graduated at the College of South Carolina with the highest rank in his class and with a reputation throughout the state for scholarship and eloquence.
  • Glycerin acts as a preservative against decomposition, owing to its antiseptic qualities, which also led to its being employed to preserve untanned leather (especially during transit when exported, the hides being, moreover, kept soft and supple); to make solutions of gelatin, albumen, gum, paste, cements, &c. which will keep without decomposition; to preserve meat and other edibles; to mount anatomical preparations; to preserve vaccine lymph unchanged; and for many similar purposes.
  • On the research team of the eminent virologist Dr. Thomas Francis, who was working on a flu vaccine, was a young physician named Jonas Salk.
  • Early versions of a "Salk vaccine" were successful on a few patients, so more extensive tests were planned—a vast field trial that involved twenty thousand doctors, two hundred thousand volunteers, and almost two million school children.
  • When legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Dr. Salk and asked him who owned the patent on the vaccine, Salk replied, Well, the people, I would say.

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