Albert Sabin

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Albert Sabin
Albert Saperstein

(1906-08-26)August 26, 1906
DiedMarch 3, 1993(1993-03-03) (aged 86)
Cause of deathHeart Failure
CitizenshipPoland, United States
Alma materNew York University
Known fororal polio vaccine
Awardssee article
Scientific career
Fieldsimmunology, virology

Albert Bruce Sabin (August 26, 1906 – March 3, 1993) was a Polish-born American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine. He received many awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Early life[change | change source]

Sabin was born Albert Saperstein on August 26, 1906 in Białystok, Russian Empire (now Poland). He was of Jewish descent.[1] He was raised in New York City, New York and in Paterson, New Jersey. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1930 and changed his last name to Sabin. Sabin studied at Paterson High School and at New York University.

Marriages[change | change source]

He was married to Sylvia Tregillus from 1935 until her death in 1966. Then he was married to Jane Warner from 1967 until they divorced in 1971. Then he was married to Heloisa Dunshee de Abranches from 1972 until his death in 1993. He had two daughters with Tregillus.

Death[change | change source]

Sabin died on March 3, 1993 in his home in Washington, D.C. from heart failure, aged 86. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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