This Day in Jewish History 1897: A Scientist Tests a Bubonic Plague Vaccine on Himself

Bacteriologist Waldemar Haffkine would develop breakthrough vaccines for cholera and plague, but constantly face distrust as a Jew.

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On January 10, 1897, bacteriologist Waldemar Haffkine, an Odessa-born Jew who trained with Louis Pasteur at his institute in Paris, tested the vaccine he had created in record time to combat a bubonic plague...