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Dr. Joseph Kinyoun

Clip: Season 34 Episode 4 | 44s

Dr. Joseph Kinyoun created the Hygienic Laboratory, the nation’s first federal laboratory of medical bacteriology which later became the National Institutes of Health.

Aired: 05/24/22

Rating: NR

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