Hiram Lomanto works during a paramedics course on rabies at the National University of Caracas, Venezuela, in 1957. (photo submitted)

Jacksonville Beach resident helped develop polio vaccine

A Jacksonville Beach man contributed to the development of the vaccine that helped eradicate the deadly polio virus. Hiram Lomanto served on the team led by Dr. Jonas Salk that revolutionized modern medicine, and later went on to bridge communication efforts between Mayo Clinic surgeons and Spanish-speaking patients. Lomanto, who celebrated his ...

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