Ep 386: Viruses, from the horse’s mouth

Ep 386: Viruses, from the horse’s mouth

Viruses, from the horse’s mouth

We finally explain what viruses are, with a side trip to the battle against diphtheria, and heroic horses.

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Check out our latest attempt at Episode One.

Take 138 of Episode One: Evil books and wag bags

Here are a couple of articles about diphtheria, and the fight against this childhood killer.

How Science Conquered Diphtheria, the Plague Among Children


Here’s an article about the tobacco mosaic virus, and how it helped us discover what viruses are.

How a Few Sick Tobacco Plants Led Scientists to Unravel the Truth About Viruses

And here’s a bit about how Wendell Stanley crystalized a virus, to help us understand the little suckers.

Wendell Stanley

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