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Disease Is The Enemy, Not Each Other

Last night I dreamed I was back in an Applied Microbiology lab with one of my favorite professors who has since passed from Cancer. He said something back then (early 90s) in his quirky, ominous voice that caused us to lovingly make fun of him for a couple of weeks. This was the guy who had his car keys in his hand when he asked us if we saw them. He was a great teacher, and he loved science. He dedicated his life to research and students. He bought me a $100 distillation tube when I broke mine for the third time in a semester.

He said, “Disease is our enemy, not each other.”

This was during the concerns we faced from the Ebola virus. I wanted to share this before I continue working and before I forget again. He also said we have great power as scientists to help.

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