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Hilleman - a perilous journey to save the world's children


  Last updated March 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

(SCINEMA 2016 Best Documentary) Donald Mitchell / USA / 64mins An American scientist succeeds in developing more than half of the vaccines children receive today, including the MMR vaccine. These have saved 8 million lives every year since the mid-1960s, and yet few know his name. His unprecedented achievements place him among the greatest scientists of all time and reveal the irony of saving us from our worst fears.


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