by Paul Collins
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Identifies and profiles thirteen would-be significant contributors to scientific history whose revolutionary ideas were reduced to obscurity because of bad timing or unsurmountable obstacles. Reprint.
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April 30, 2005 In 1893, the mayor of Chicago was shot and killed in his home. That murder inspired a local priest, Brother Casimir Zeglen, to invent an early bulletproof vest. Historian Paul Collins rediscovered the forgotten inventor and tells Scott Simon the details.
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