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The US Postal Service announced yesterday the issue of stamps to honor heroes of the vaccine world:

Two of the most esteemed scientists in the world, Dr. Jonas Salk and
Dr. Albert Sabin, were honored today with postage stamps as part of the
Distinguished Americans series. For their dedication to fighting polio
and other infectious diseases, Salk and Sabin received numerous awards,
including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Salk in 1977, Sabin in
1986) and the National Medal of Science (Sabin in 1970).

Salk is depicted on the 63-cent stamp, the rate for two-ounce First-Class mail,
and Sabin on the 87-cent stamp, the three-ounce First-Class rate.

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