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Tue Jan 14 16:28:41 PST 2003

Hi, my "understanding" was that Salk used killed viruses while Sabin used
live viruses, that Salk was first, and that both vaccines are of use for
different purposes (protecting individuals or populations).  Also that
Enders, the guy really responsible for the vaccine (by growing polio in a
tube) didn't get any popular recognition.

My impression of Aliera and Co. is of lively intellectual interest
(ancient sorcery, genetics, witchcraft...) and not single-mindedness.

- Philip

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Julie Alipaz wrote:

> biased in that direction--ex.  everyone wants the A-bomb.  A really
> good example of such single mindeness comes from attempts to develop
> a polio vacine.  Joe Saulk(sp) had the answer (live virus) but
> everyone was hell bent on going with dead virus---they refused to
> fund any other type of research, setting the discovery of a vaccine
> for 10-15 years.  Dragerans of all races may simply be blinded to
> antyhing that does not involve sorcery.
> jaa