November 10, 2011 | GlobalPost
Past lessons, future progress
A guest post by Dr. de Quadros of the Sabin Vaccine Institute on treating pneumonia today
When I think of my early days as the chief medical officer at a small clinic in the Brazilian Amazon, I marvel at how much has been achieved. In the early 1960s, smallpox devastated the lives of families throughout my country, and indeed the world. Similarly, polio inspired widespread panic and fear of life-altering paralysis, especially in the summer when outbreaks were common.