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Bob Reinhardt

Bob Reinhardt presented a lecture on Sept. 27 to over 150 Osher members at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on “Variola Vanished? The Complicated History and Legacy of the Smallpox Eradication.” Reinhardt explained the causes, development and legacy of the global effort to eradicate smallpox in the 1960s and 1970s, and he also discussed how the world continues to be haunted by the presence of the virus in both high security laboratories and in the imaginations of people around the globe.