Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk, 1956

On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk went on CBS radio to announce his vaccine for poliomyelitis. Salk campaigned for mandatory vaccination, claiming that public health should be considered a “moral commitment”.

Salk was photographed by Karsh in 1956, and again in 1991.