Previously published in Examiner
Part 2 of the Florence Rena Sabin series
Florence Rena Sabin the early years
Even though Florence was already showing an aptitude for math and science, in high school she had hopes of becoming a pianist. She focused her energy on music until a classmate broke her bubble telling here she was "just average." From this tender age we already get the sense that Florence did not want to be average at anything. Florence needed to devote her time to something she could excel at. She was to change her career, but she would never lose her love of the arts. Even at that tender age, Florence knew that there were many facets to the personality, skill and passion of Florence Rena Sabin. Whatever she would do in life she would do well.
The Sabin clinic in Montreal was established by the Widow of the Great Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the scientist who dedicated his life to working in the field of immunology and finding a a poliomyelitis vaccine. It is because of his great work that children in Montreal and the USA are no longer walking around crippled by polio. The Sabin Clinic opened up in 1993. Many very talented physicians in the field of infectious diseases and immunology bring their international expertise to the clinic as doctors extraordinaire. For more information on this great institute click here: http://www.sabin.org/about-us/board/david-diemert-md-frcpc-
To be continued