Before the germ theory was discovered, Dr Snow ended a Cholera epidemic in London using an epidemiological map. Milkmaids in England saved the world from Smallpox. France almost went bankrupt building the Panama Canal until the mosquito was proved to be the source of Yellow Fever. Outbreaks of Typhoid Fever in New York ended only when an Irish immigrant was sent to prison. Two doctors in Poland prevented Nazi occupation in a city throughout WWII with some secret injections. There is very little Legionella in Chicago because of the Plumbers Union fight against plastic pipes and insisting that copper ones be used. Having worries about the Coronavirus? With mRNA technology, help is a month or two away.

David W. Hines '76 is a graduate of Lawrence University and practices Infectious Diseases (ID) in Chicago. He started medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico, because of more B’s than A’s while at Lawrence. While in Mexico he diagnosed a case of leprosy which likely kindled his interest in Infectious Diseases. He then did well enough on boards to transfer into the third year class at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He remained at Rush for his Internal Medicine Internship, Residency, Chief Medical Residency and Fellowship in ID. With another Lawrence ’76 graduate, Nancy Gazzola, they managed to raise three pretty outstanding children in Oak Park, Ill.

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