Person Place Thing Episode 37: Dr. Thomas Frieden


Plays: 167

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