A small blaze started in the Cook Hotel, occupied by Harry
Bennett, last Wednesday morning, caused by a defective flue. The promptness and
efficiency of the bucket brigade soon abated the danger.
Last Thursday evening, Capt. G. Rice went to his room at the
Willard Hotel in his customary state of health, which has not been very good of
late. On Friday, when he did not awaken, nothing was thought of it until about
noon when Dr. Dye was called and pronounced his ailment paralysis. He is still
in an unconscious state and little hope is entertained for his recovery.
The name of Dr. Jonas E. Salk is now recognized around the
world. The man responsible for the Salk vaccine has become one of medicine’s
greats. His name is a household word to every family.
Yet 17 years ago, back in 1942, Jonas E. Salk was just another
name on an application blank, another young research scientist, requesting
fellowship assistance to study viruses. The request was granted; $2,100 was
A little over 10 years later, this young man announced to the
world its first effective means of preventing a disease that had left human
wreckage strewn across the face of the globe for centuries.
The $2,100 invested in 1942 in Jonas Salk was an investment of
the American people, through their March of Dimes.