DR. ALBERT B. SABIN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/26/1964 - HFSID 1451
Sale Price $198.00
ALBERT B. SABIN
The virologist responds to a letter from a man with a serious illness, saying he is "greatly impressed with the spirit you have displayed"
Typed Letter signed: "Albert B. Sabin", 1 page, 8x11½. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1964 February 26. On letterhead of The Children's Hospital Research Foundation to Mr. Robert A. Johann, Atlantic City, New Jersey. In full: "I was very sorry to learn about your serious illness and was greatly impressed with the spirit you have displayed in the letter that you wrote me. Do not give up hope. With all good wishes, I am, Sincerely yours". In 1955, virologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993) developed the oral polio vaccine made from live viruses. His OPV was given to 100 million children in Europe and 100 million people in the U.S. in 1960, following five years of tests. Sabin, who had moved to Cincinnati in 1939, remained in the city for 30 years except for brief service with the United States Army Medical Corps during WWII, during which time he developed a vaccine for Japanese encephalitis. While in Cincinnati, he served as Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Research Pediatrics and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children's Hospital Research Foundation. Lightly creased and soiled. Two ¼-inch tears at right edge. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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