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The American microbiologist Albert Bruce Sabin (left), and Dr Robert Gallo (right), one of the discoverers of the AIDS virus. Sabin (born 1906), working with attenuated poliovirus, was able to obtain a vaccine which had a longer-lasting immunity and the capability of being given orally. Dr Robert Gallo (born 1937) was the leader of one of the research teams that first isolated the causative agent of AIDS in early 1984. Photographed in 1985.
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