This Day in Jewish History Birth of Scientist Who Showed How AIDS Is Transmitted

Pioneering studies of Warren Winkelstein, Jr., one of America’s great epidemiologists, helped determine links between environmental factors and certain types of cancer.

July 1, 1922, is the birthdate of Warren Winkelstein, Jr., one of America’s great epidemiologists, whose pioneering studies helped scientists understand the spread of AIDS and determine the links between environmental factors and diseases like cervical and lung cancer.