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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jonas Salk’s First Inoculations

Jonas Salk, 1991

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the first mass inoculation against polio with the Jonas Salk vaccine. It took place on February 23, 1954, at Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Salk performed every shot personally in the school’s gymnasium.

See some Karsh images of Dr. Salk in action from 1956.