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Person Place Thing Episode 37: Dr. Thomas Frieden

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Dr. Thomas Frieden is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A specialist in infectious diseases, he has also served as health commissioner of New York City.


  • PERSON: Karel Styblo, the “father of modern TB epidemiology”

  • PLACE: Conference room at the CDC

  • THING: Little paper dipstick, used in a quick, accurate, inexpensive test for plague

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