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This 1977 photograph depicted former Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official, Charles C. Shepard, MD, who was internationally recognized for his work in leprosy, and Legionnaires’ disease research.

“Dr. Shepard was chief of the Leprosy and Rickettsial Branch at the CDC for more than 30-years. He was a leading expert on leprosy who, in 1960, succeeded in growing the microbe, Mycobacterium leprae, which caused leprosy in lab animals, a breakthrough that enabled scientists to test potential treatments and preventive measures much more quickly. In 1977, Shepard was also one of two CDC researchers who isolated the elusive bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, Legionella pneumophila.

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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Robert E. Bates
Creation Date: 1977
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.