"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more." - Jonas Salk
Dr. Jonas Salk is responsible for saving countless human lives and is by all accounts, a hero. Dr. Salk developed a vaccine for poliomyelitis, which was a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. Salk worked for years to develop the vaccine and once completed, he released the licence for it free of charge. This meant that anybody could produce the vaccine, making it accessible to the general public. Dr. Salk was a strong supporter of mandatory vaccination, and viewed public health as a "moral commitment". This attitude towards vaccination can be tied to the real living memory of these deadly diseases. Thanks to vaccines, many of these diseases no longer hold threat they once had.