John Franklin Enders

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Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Sep 8, 1985 (88)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Sep 8, 1985 (88)

About

Biomedical scientist who found the cure to the measles and was known as the 'The Father of Modern Vaccines.' He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for helping to discover viruses that grow on different tissues.

Before Fame

He attended Yale University and served in the army.

Trivia

He found the cure for the measles by doing trials on 1,500 mentally retarded children in New York City.

Family Life

His father was CEO of the Hartford National Bank.

Associated With

He helped develop the polio vaccine along with Jonas Salk.