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Thomas Jefferson's Role In Making Vaccines Mainstream

Clip: Episode 1 | 3m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Thomas Jefferson, president at the time, takes a keen interest in bringing a groundbreaking new vaccine to the US. From the start, he sees the revolutionary potential of the vaccine and becomes a champion of the new technology. But he first tests the vaccine on those who can't object — his slaves.

Aired: 05/11/21

Rating: NR

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