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Description:This historic image depicts former Centers for Disease Control microbiologist, and Deputy Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Joseph E. McDade, Ph.D., seated in his laboratory at the laminar flow hood, i.e., biological safety cabinet, where he was in the process of grinding an infected tissue specimen.
“Joseph McDade, founding editor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, continues to serve the journal in an advisory capacity. Author of ˜100 scientific articles, Dr. McDade is best known for isolating and identifying Legionella pneumophila, the bacterium that causes ‘Legionnaires' disease’; for identifying the cause of ‘ehrlichiosis’, an emerging tickborne illness; and for directing research on Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, and typhus. Dr. McDade has also served as adjunct professor at Emory University's School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, and since his retirement from CDC in 2001, as adjunct professor at Shorter and Floyd Colleges in Rome, Georgia.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Partin
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC – Emerging Infectious Disease, EID; Editorial: ”Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal: A Time of Transition “; Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002; Historical Review
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