2A - Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes
Unveiing the cure
Vaccine's success was validated at the 'U'
Hundreds of reporters and sci- sity's department of epidemiol-
entists scrambled to the front of the ogy, Francis hired Salk as a research
Rackham Auditorium on the morn- assistant for his work on developing
ing of. April 12, 1954 as Thomas a flu vaccine. Salk left the University
Francis, a professor in the School of in 1947 for the University of Pitts-
Public Health, declared that Jonas burgh, where he later developed his
Salk's polio vaccine was "safe, polio vaccine.
effective and potent." Although the University did not
Francis reported that data col- play a major role in the development
lected proved Salk's polio vaccine of the vaccine, Salk called on Fran-
between 80 and 90 percent effec- cis and a team of School of Public
tive. The results were taken from an Health researchers to tabulate the
intensive field study of elementary study's results.
school children. Francis's team worked from the
The announcement marked one Poliomyelitis Evaluation Center,
of the final steps toward near-elimi- specially created for evaluating the
nation of polio in the United States. polio field study, in the Special Proj-
Salk and Francis were long-time ects Research Building at the Uni-
colleagues before they found them- versity.
selves addressing the Rackham Francis's work was funded by
crowd. In 1942, shortly after being nearly $750,000 in dimes collected
appointed to chair of the Univer- by the University and the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis,
better known as the March ofDimes,
according to a press release issued
the morning of the announcement.
The final report was 113 pages
The March of Dimes and the
University jointly sponsored the
press conference. The date marked
the 10th anniversary of the death
of President Franklin Roosevelt,
a polio survivor who founded the
March of Dimes.
Francis served as chair of the
department of epidemiology from
1941 to 1969.
-Informationfor this article was
gatheredfrom theeBentley Historical
Library's online exhibit ofthe 50th
anniversary ofthepolio vaccine.
FROM THE DAILY ARCHIVES
The front page of The Michigan Daily's special edition
for the polio vaccine's approval. The Daily was the first
paper Is report the sews. It had front pates set up for hoth
success and failure. The paper was fu y printed before the
press corps left Rackham Auditorium.
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X-Box stolen keyboard
WHERE: West Quad from lab
WHEN: Monday at about 9 WHERE: Mode
WHAT: An X-Box valued WHEN: Monda'
at $400 was stolen from a p.m.
student's dorm room, the WHAT: A keyb(
Department of Public Safety mouse were stol
reported. The student left his computer lab, D
room unlocked for 10 min- The computer ac
utes then returned to find his valued at $60, w
game system missing, things reported
apS Tr ashcan
WHERE: University Hospital
Circle Drive WHERE: Schoo
WHEN: Monday at about 1 WHEN: Monda'
WHAT: A valet driver oper- WHAT: A trash
ating a van struck the open in the buildingc
door of a Cadillac next to it, DPS reported. I
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t was quickly
The cause of
WHAT: The Grand Banquet
is a part of National Engi-
neers Week. James Waldeck-
er, Ford fuel cells researcher,
will speak after dinner on
engineers' role in the world.
WHO: Theta Tau Profession-
al Engineering Fraternity
WHEN: Today from 6 to 8
WHERE: Electrical Engi-
neering and Computer Science
WHAT: Ed Potter, Coca-
Cola's Director of Global
Relations, will explain his
role in dealing with Coke's
WHO: The William David-
WHEN: Today from 4:30 to
WHERE: Room 0768, Wyly
Talk on cancer
WHAT: Discussion on high
lung cancer rates in beryllium
WHO: Epidemiology Depart-
WHEN: Today from 3 to
WHERE: Room 1690 SPH
Crossroads, Lane Hall
WHAT: Leora Tanenbaum,
an author focusing on wom-
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competition between women
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1Two sixth grade chil-
dren had sex duringashop
class in Warren Town-
ship, Ind., TV/radio statoin
WTHR reported. The teach-
er allegedly knew what was
happening, and 10 other stu-
Awoman robbed a bank
with a box of baby wipes
in Manhasset, N.Y., The
Asscoiated Press reported.
The woman placed a plastic
box on the counter and said
it was a bomb. Afterward,
Nassau County police foud it
was a box of baby wipes.
A 22-year-old man was
arrested in Sheboygan,
Wisc. after police found
marijuana and a pipe in his
underwear, The Sheboygan
Press reported. Police found
the drugs after noticing
that the man's pants were
unzipped and asking the man
if there was anything illegal
in his clothing.
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