Dwight D. Eisenhower
[Text] President Eisenhower on Distributing the Polio Vaccine


I would like to issue the following statement about the polio vaccine situation. The last week has been both eventful and encouraging. A committee of scientists is now screening polio vaccine before it is released for public use. The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service tells me that it … Continue reading

Dwight D. Eisenhower
[Text] Eisenhower Thanks Jonas Salk for the Polio Vaccine

Yousuf Karsh

Citation read by the President on April 22, 1955 in the Rose Garden. Because of a signal and historic contribution to human welfare by Dr. Jonas E. Salk in his development of a vaccine to prevent paralytic poliomyelitis, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States, on behalf of … Continue reading