If you've noticed that none of your friends and family have polio, you can thank Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine back in 1952. The deadly disease went from paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children annually to being practically eliminated in the United States, thanks to his ingenuity. Salk also made an intriguing choice — he didn't patent his groundbreaking discovery. Why not?
Patent to the People!
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Written by Mae Rice March 29, 2019
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