Sidedoor: Killer viruses and one man’s mission to stop them

In 1918, a flu pandemic killed more than 50 million people worldwide. Forty years later, it nearly happened again. This week on Sidedoor we go back to a time when the viruses were winning, and we remember one man, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, whose vaccine virtuosity helped turn the tide in the war against infectious diseases.

Graphic for Sidedoor episode

Posted: 15 February 2018
About the Author:

The Torch relies on contributions from the entire Smithsonian community.