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  • 10 January 1947| Stanford Scientists Isolate Polio Virus

    10 January 1947| Stanford Scientists Isolate Polio Virus0

    On this day, 73 years ago, two scientists from Stanford University, U.S., announced the first successful isolation of the poliovirus. Hubert Loring, associate professor at Stanford, and Carlton Schwerdt, chemistry research associate, were able to obtain an 80% pure form of the virus, extracted from cotton rats infected with polio. The discovery was a breakthrough

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