Albert B. Sabin

Albert B. Sabin
(1906 - 1993)

A groundbreaking researcher on viruses and viral diseases, Albert Sabin developed the oral live-virus vaccine against polio, an acute viral infection that can cause death or paralysis. His immunization vaccine eliminated the worldwide epidemic threats of poliomyelitis and effectively helped to eradicate this infectious disease. Sabin attended NYU and received his M.D. degree from New York University Medical School in 1931. He trained in pathology, surgery, and internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital until 1933.