87¢ Albert Sabin
Distinguished Americans Series
Issue Date: March 8, 2006
City: Washington, DC
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11 ¼ x 11
Color: Red and black
During World War II, Dr. Albert Sabin (1906-93) helped develop vaccines against dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis, diseases that plagued American soldiers. After the war, Sabin developed an oral polio vaccine made from weakened, live virus. His achievements were recognized with the National Medal of Science in 1970 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986.