The cure within

ByORI J. LENKINSKI
August 10, 2017 21:24

The Mekudeshet music festival is all about making Jerusalem relevant.




Banai in concert

Eviatar Banai. (photo credit:SHAHAR RATZENBERG)

Over 200 years ago, a British scientist named Edward Jenner treated an eight-year-old boy with diseased cells resembling those of smallpox.

One blister emerged and dissipated, leaving the boy immune to smallpox. Jenner had thus created the world’s first vaccine. As scientists moved forward in their quest to cure other infectious diseases, they followed Jenner’s example, turning not away from but to the disease at hand for answers to their questions.

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