Gallo, Robert and Sabin, Albert

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Title: Gallo, Robert and Sabin, Albert
Description: Albert B. Sabin, M.D. (left) and Robert Gallo, M.D. (right). Dr. Sabin discoverer of the polio vaccine. In 1961, the United States Public Health Service endorsed his "live" polio-virus vaccine. Prepared with cultures of attenuated polio viruses, it could be taken orally to prevent contraction of the disease. It was this vaccine that effectively eliminated polio from the United States. Dr. Sabin also served as a full-time expert consultant for the National Cancer Institute in 1974. Dr. Gallo, former Biomedical Researcher, National Institutes of Health. He is best known for his work with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the infectious agent responsible for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). He was the former Chief of Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology at the National Institutes of Health.

See also http://www.history.nih.gov/NIHInOwnWords/docs/page_12.html.
Subjects (names): Robert C. Gallo
Albert, B. Sabin
Topics/Categories: Historical -- People
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
Date Created: August 1985
Date Added: December 15, 2009
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.