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Jewish Refugee Inventor of “Wonder Drug” Risked Life to Test Its Effectiveness

May 9, 1944
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Dr. Hans Enoch, German-Jewish refugee scientist who is co-discoverer of the “wonder drug” vivicillin, risked his life to test the efficacy of the new drug, it was revealed here today. Unwilling to ask any person to volunteer for what might have proved a fatal experiment, Dr. Enoch injected a deadly virus into himself and then used vivicillin in an attempt to combat it. The vivicillin worked and the virus was destroyed.

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