Albert Sabin

1906 - 1993

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Albert Bruce Sabin ( SAY-bin; August 26, 1906 – March 3, 1993) was a Polish-American medical researcher, best known for developing the oral polio vaccine, which has played a key role in nearly eradicating the disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Sabin has received more than 681,935 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Sabin is the 81st most popular physician (up from 123rd in 2019), the 123rd most popular biography from Poland (up from 168th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Physician.

Albert Sabin is most famous for developing the oral polio vaccine, which is a vaccine that is given to a person orally and not through injection.

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Among physicians, Albert Sabin ranks 81 out of 726Before him are Selman Waksman, August Krogh, Theodor Morell, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Peter Canisius. After him are François Duvalier, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Corneille Heymans, Cornelius Jansen, Charles Nicolle, and Hotepsekhemwy.

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Among people born in 1906, Albert Sabin ranks 41Before him are Hans Asperger, Josef Kramer, Klaus Mann, Wassily Leontief, Dino Buzzati, and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. After him are Vladimir Prelog, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Marcel Carné, Clyde Tombaugh, Oleg Antonov, and Empress Wanrong. Among people deceased in 1993, Albert Sabin ranks 18Before him are Turgut Özal, Anthony Burgess, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, André the Giant, Bobby Moore, and Hans Jonas. After him are Inge Lehmann, Polykarp Kusch, Kōbō Abe, Bill Bixby, Wolfgang Paul, and Brandon Lee.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Albert Sabin ranks 123 out of 1,694Before him are Helena Rubinstein (1872), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Saint Casimir (1458), Karl Hanke (1903), and Kurt Daluege (1897). After him are Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755), Alfred Döblin (1878), and Henryk Wieniawski (1835).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Albert Sabin ranks 5Before him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Rudolf Virchow (1821), Emil von Behring (1854), and Paul Ehrlich (1854). After him are Carl Wernicke (1848), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Leon Pinsker (1821), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Jan Jesenius (1566), and Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (1855).