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Google Honours Dr. Salk with Google Doodle

Google Doodles have again announced their admiration for a person by honouring them with a doodle on their homepage.

This time it is the turn of Dr. Salk. The man who created the first vaccine for Polio. Take a look at the Doodle below:

dr-salk

What’s interesting about Dr. Salk is that he never patented the vaccine. Meaning that anyone else who could replicate it and potentially patent it themselves. Earning thousands or potentially millions of dollars/pounds from it.

When asked why he didn’t patent the vaccine, Dr. Salk responded simply “Would you patent the sun?”.

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