Thanks, Howard

Virologist Howard Bachrach, who was the first person to purify the polio and foot-and-mouth disease viruses died at the end of June, reports the Los Angeles Times. Bachrach's work on polio in the 1950s made it possible for Jonas Salk to develop a vaccine against the disease.

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