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Maurice Hilleman
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Scientist
    (August 30, 1919-April 11, 2005)
    Died at 85 in Philadelphia
    Worked for Squibb and Merck pharmaceutical companies
    Developed vaccines that fight chicken pox (varicella), Japanese B encephalitis, hepatitis (A and B), influenza, Marek's Disease, measles, meningitis, mumps, pneumonia and rubella
    Awarded National Medal of Science (1998)
    He continued to work even though he was 85.
    Both his mother and twin sister perished in his birth.
    His eldest brother was so impressed by his academics, that he paid to send Maurice to college.
    He experimented on animals (parrots, chickens, turkeys, hamsters, etc.).
    He developed the MMR vaccine which due to a mercury based preservative additive may have the side effect of autism.
    His work may have saved your life or someone you know.
    Howard Stern tributes him as one of the greatest persons who the general public never heard of.
    He is credit with saving more lives than any other scientist during his era.
    Adel A. F. Mahmoud, president of vaccines department of the Newark, N.J. said: 'Dr. Maurice Hilleman created a legacy of accomplishment and achievement that dwarfs that of any other scientist working today. His work has saved literally millions of lives and has protected many millions more from disease.'
    He continued to teach as an adjunct professor of pediatrics at U Penn, at 85.
    He earned his degree at Montana State University (1941).
    He earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago (1944).
    If developing almost 40 vaccines was not enough, he researched and analyze how influenza mutates. This enables scientists to predict specific types of flu outbreaks and ward off pandemics.
    In college, he came up with a cure for the venereal disease chlamydia.
    Using antibodies from chicken eggs he saved hundreds of thousands of lives during the 1957 Asian flu outbreak.
    His measle vaccine is credited with saving a million lives a year.
    He swabbed a sample from his daughter's mouth when she developed mumps (1963). Within four years using that specimen, he developed a mumps vaccine (1967).
    He developed the first vaccine that protects against cancer (Hepatitis B).
    His work has proved the importance of using animals in research.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 32.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 31.03% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 103 Votes: 45.63% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 131 Votes: 43.51% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 494 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
 
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