Smallpox
Guests:

Richard Preston
* Author, The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story (Random House, 2002)
* Princeton, New Jersey

John Neff, M.D.
* Professor, Pediatrics
* University of Washington School of Medicine
* Director, Center for Children with Special Needs
* Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
* Seattle, Washington

As public heath officials here debate whether to offer smallpox vaccinations to everyone who wants one, a new study outlines the potential risks of a large-scale vaccination effort. In this hour, the talk turns to smallpox, and we talk with author Richard Preston about the demon in the freezer.
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Smallpox


Guests:

Richard Preston
* Author, The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story (Random House, 2002)
* Princeton, New Jersey

John Neff, M.D.
* Professor, Pediatrics
* University of Washington School of Medicine
* Director, Center for Children with Special Needs
* Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
* Seattle, Washington

As public heath officials here debate whether to offer smallpox vaccinations to everyone who wants one, a new study outlines the potential risks of a large-scale vaccination effort. In this hour, the talk turns to smallpox, and we talk with author Richard Preston about the demon in the freezer.