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Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

The Winkler Center is a medical archive, library, and exhibit facility that encourages visitors and researchers to explore the Cincinnati area's rich medical and health history.

Who is Albert B. Sabin?

Albert B. Sabin is best known for the development of the oral poliovirus vaccine. From 1939 to 1969, he was affiliated with the University of Cincinnati and the Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

What is Polio?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease caused by a virus that spreads from person to person invading the brain and spinal cord and causing paralysis." Due to the development of two kinds of polio vaccines, the United States has been polio-free since 1979. In fact, polio has been virtually eradicated from the globe. There are currently only three countries - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan - where polio is considered endemic.

Albert B. Sabin Archives

Established in 1995, the Hauck Center for the Albert B. Sabin Archives is the home of over 400 linear feet of material collected by Dr. Sabin during his long career as a scientist, medical statesman, consultant and lecturer. To learn more about what can be found in the collection, please visit the Albert B. Sabin Papers finding aid.

Sabin Resources

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