Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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Side A: Albert B. Sabin, M.D., 1906-1993. Albert B. Sabin developed the oral, live-virus polio vaccine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children's Hospital Research Foundation, where between 1939 and 1969, he conducted his most significant research. His vaccine has nearly eradicated the dreaded "infantile paralysis" that killed or maimed millions of children. Dr. Sabin, who considered Cincinnati his home, made many other significant medical discoveries here, particularly in the area of tropical diseases. Presidents and royalty worldwide honored him, including President Bill Clinton who said he was "one of the great heroes of American medicine." His numerous awards include the U.S. National Medal of Medicine (1970), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1986), Medal of Liberty (1986), and Order of Friendship among Peoples awarded by the President of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. Side B: Same. Same