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Albert Bruce SABIN, American virologist (retired). Award 1965; Medal 1969; Medal of Science (U; Medal, U; Award 1973; Medal of Liberty 1986; Medal of Freedom 1986; Order of Friendship Among Peoples; numerous awards and honours for work in medical research.


Sabin, Albert Bruce was born on August 26, 1906 in Bialystok, Poland. Son of Jacob and Tillie (Krugman) Sabin.


Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1931. Recipient 40 honorary degress from United States and foreign universities.


Research associate New York University College Medicine, 1926—1931. House physician Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1932—1933. National Research Council fellow Lister Institute, London, 1934.

Member science staff Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York City, 1935—1939. Associate professor pediatrics University Cincinnati College Medicine and Children's Hospital Research Foundation, 1939—1943, professor research pediatrics, 1946—1960, Distinguished Service professor, 1960—1971, Emeritus Distinguished Service professor, 1971—1993. President Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1970—1972, board governors, 1965—1993.

Consultant United States Army, 1941—1962. Member Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, 1963—1969, National Advisory Council National Institute Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1965—1970. Fogarty scholar Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, 1973.

Member advisory committee on medical research Pan American Health ORgn., 1973—1976. Expert consultant National Cancer Institute, 1974. Member United States Army Medical Research and Development Advisory Panel, 1974—1979.

Consultant Surgeon General, United States Army, 1974—1993. Distinguished Research professor of biomedicine Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, 1974—1982, emeritus, 1982—1993. Senior expert consultant Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, 1984—1986.

Consultant to assistant secretary for health Department of Health, 1975—1977. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1943-1946.


  • Achievements include research in field of poliomyelitis, human viral diseases, toxoplasmosis, measles and human cancer.


  • Other Work

    • Author over 375 papers in field.


Board governors Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1965—1993. Trustee New York University, 1966—1970. Member of National Academy of Sciences, numerous other United States and honorary foreign memberships, Infectious Diseases Society of America (president 1969), American Pediatric Society, Association American Physicians, American Academy Arts and Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Foreign affairs, music, art, philosophy.


Married 1st Sylvia Tregillus (deceased) in 1935, 2nd Jane Blach Warner (divorced) in 1967, 3rd Heloisa Dunshee de Abranches in 1972.

Jacob Sabin

Tillie (Krugman) Sabin

Sylvia Tregillus

Heloisa Dunshee de Abranches

Deborah Sabin

Amy Sabin