One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases

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Ranked #7 in Immunology, Ranked #16 in Microbiologysee more rankings.

His goal—to prevent every disease that commonly attacked children—was unattainable. But Maurice Hilleman came close.

Maurice Hilleman is the father of modern vaccines. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly deadly diseases—including mumps, rubella, and measles—nearly forgotten.  Author Paul A. Offit’s rich and lively narrative details Hilleman’s research and experiences as the basis for a larger exploration of the development of vaccines, covering two hundred years of medical history and traveling across the globe in...

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Thomas Frieden Although he was not an easy man to work for, there are few people in the history of humanity who have saved more lives than Maurice Hilleman. (Source)

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