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  • ‘Smog catcher’

     
    Health officials demonstrate electrostatic precipitator, or "smog catcher."
  • C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general

    C. Everett Koop dies at 96; former U.S. surgeon general
    In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...

    Obama orders review after revelations of '40s-era Guatemala syphilis study

     
    The White House has ordered a comprehensive review of medical research guidelines after revelations last month that the U.S. knowingly infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners and patients with syphilis or gonorrhea in the 1940s. President Obama's...

    U.S. apologizes for experiment that infected Guatemalans with syphilis

     
    The United States apologized to Guatemala on Friday for a 1940s research program in which Guatemalans were intentionally infected with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis without their knowledge or consent. Between 1946 and 1948, the agency then...

    George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis

    George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis
    Dr. George W. Comstock, a pioneering epidemiologist who almost single-handedly blocked the use of the flawed BCG tuberculosis vaccine in the United States and who played a key role in the development of other prevention strategies against the disease,...