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In 1955, Jonas Salk announced that his polio vaccine was 90 percent effective and safe to distribute to children and adults. After deciding not to patent the vaccine, Salk forfeited an estimated $2 billion in profit in order to provide low-cost acces...

The Price of Reform

In 1955, Jonas Salk announced that his polio vaccine was 90 percent effective and safe to distribute to children and adults. After deciding not to patent the vaccine, Salk forfeited an estimated $2 billion in profit in order to provide low-cost acces...