Preventing and Treating Infectious Diseases

From rabies and polio to syphilis and staph infections, many infectious diseases that once instilled widespread fear among human populations have been tamed by the inventors of vaccines, for preventing disease, and drugs like antibiotics, for treating disease.

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The Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields, with over 425 oral histories that deal with various aspects of science, of scientists, and of scientific practices. For more information please visit CHF’s Oral History Program or e-mail oralhistory@

Stories from the Field

Listen to career insights and stories of scientific adventures from women in chemistry.

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