Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, father of the measles vaccine, RIP

All Dr. Thomas Peebles, MD did during the course of his long life was try to improve the lives of others.  He helped develop the measles vaccine, figured out how to add fluoride to vitamins to fight tooth decay, and improved tetanus protection.

In other words, a good life.  And he did it all in the name of health and science, not partisanship.  Revealingly, he died, at age 89, back on July 8, but our  divisive political and media culture didn't notice till today.

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