Paul Offit: The Cutter Incident----How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis
First Aired: August 19, 2006
Paul Offit (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) discusses his book “The Cutter Incident,” which details how a mini-polio epidemic erupted in the mid-1950s when a vaccine containing the live virus was inadvertantly released; and the ramifications that incident still has on the production of vaccines a half-century later.
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- Premiered: March 29, 2000
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