The Point Man In Germ Warfare

Many days, the man who stands between the American population and lethal epidemics of strange new ailments does so in Teva sandals and sweatsocks. Clarence J. "C.J." Peters, M.D., former Army colonel and chief of the Special Pathogens branch of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta, earned his stripes investigating outbreaks in remote African and Latin American villages, and picking apart pathogens in government labs. Along the way, he picked up a pathogen of his own: The open footwear is meant to ease his recurring athlete's foot, a memento of some fieldwork in Central America.

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