Alan John Beale

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Alan John Beale
Alan John Beale at the Wellcome Trust in 1970.jpg
At the Wellcome Trust in 1970
Born Alan John Beale
(1923-07-23)23 July 1923
Died 9 December 2005(2005-12-09) (aged 82)
Sissinghurst, Kent,
Known for Virologist Pioneering vaccine development
Spouse Rosemary
Children Nick, Liz

Alan John Beale (23 July 1923 - 9 December 2005), more commonly known as John Beale, was a leading expert on vaccines and viruses. While working for Glaxo, he was responsible for starting the industrial scale production of Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio.[1]


1958: Headed a team that isolated some of the viruses that cause croup while working in The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.[2]