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Description:This photograph showed internationally known Centers for Disease Control microbiologist Charles C. Shepard, M.D., as he was carrying out microscopic examinations of selected slide specimens in his laboratory.
As a leading expert on leprosy, in 1960 Dr. Shepard 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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