Hilary Koprowski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hilary Koprowski

Polish physician, virologist, immunologist and medical researcher

Date of Birth: 05-Dec-1916

Place of Birth: Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 11-Apr-2013

Profession: physician, virologist, immunologist

Nationality: United States, Poland

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Hilary Koprowski

  • Hilary Koprowski (5 December 1916 – 11 April 2013) was a Polish virologist and immunologist active in the United States; inventor of the world's first effective live polio vaccine.
  • He authored or co-authored over 875 scientific papers and co-edited several scientific journals.
  • Koprowski received many academic honors and national decorations, including the Belgian Order of the Lion, the French Order of Merit and Legion of Honour, Finland's Order of the Lion, and Poland's Order of Merit. Koprowski was the target of accusations in the press in the "OPV AIDS hypothesis", an allegation long refuted by evidence showing that the HIV-1 virus was introduced to humans long before his polio-vaccine trials were conducted in Africa.
  • The case was settled out of court with a formal apology from Rolling Stone magazine.

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