Albert Bruce,1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine.
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physics a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface
Word Origin for sabin
C20: introduced by Wallace C. Sabine (1868–1919), US physicist
Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
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in reference to polio vaccine, 1955, from name of Russian-born U.S. microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993).
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[sā′bĭn]Albert Bruce 1906-1993
American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.
Florence Rena 1871-1953
American pioneer anatomist noted for her investigations of the lymphatic system. She was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1925).
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Albert Bruce 1906-1993
American microbiologist and physician who developed a vaccine against polio that contained an active form of the polio virus (1957). This replaced a less effective vaccine, invented by Jonas Salk, that contained an inactivated form of the virus.
A unit of acoustic absorption such that one square meter of material of one sabin absorbs 100 percent of the sound energy that strikes it.
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