Maurice Hilleman was born with his twin sister during the Influenza Epidemic. He was born during a time when people would become sick and no cure would be available. Until our homie Maurice Hilleman, future scientist will develop a cure for many diseases
His Mother and Sister both died during child birth.
After his mother's and sister's death he moved in with his uncle and aunt. This is important because he never got a chance to meet his mother or his twin sister
Hilleman began reading Charles Darwin. He was caught reading On the Origin of Species in church. This cause conflict between him and his religious father
Went to Montana State College with the help of a scholarship. Hilleman's family weren't wealthy so they wouldn't have been able to afford his education.
He graduated from Montana University. Maurice Hilleman studied Microbiology.
He then transferred to University of Colorado
He discovered a cure for Chlamydia. He discovered that the viruses were mutating that the body would not recognize them
10% Hong Kong were infected with Influenza.
Influenza Epidemic hits Japan. He predicted that the flu would spread once the fall school year began.
He created 40 million vaccines for the 1957 school year in Japan. This is important because this 100,000 people could of died of the flu but only a couple thousand died. This proved that the vaccine was successful
One of his daughters got infected with Mumps. He took a swab of the inside of her cheek to isolate the virus
He was able the develop a vaccine for Mumps and save both of his daughters and millions from the disease.
Created the MMR vaccine which stood for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine. This help distribute vaccines to children who didn't like to get shots.
He began to work with the United States government to develop a vaccine for Rubella.
He developed a vaccine for Hepatitis B out of human blood. This is important because many people were skeptical about the vaccine so he injected himself with the first trial.
Hilleman received a Medical Research Award. This shows that people appreciated the work he has done.
Developed an 'Anti Cancer' vaccine for chickens which lowered the price of eggs in markets.