STAT Examines Roles Of Scientists Involved In Discovering Ebola
STAT: History credits this man with discovering Ebola on his own. History is wrong
“If you ask Google who discovered Ebola, you will immediately be presented with a picture of Dr. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. … There’s a small problem here, however. Piot did not discover Ebola on his own — and depending on how you define discovery, may not be able to actually make the claim at all. … But over the years he has come to be credited, perhaps unwittingly, with an outsized role in the story of Ebola, to the mounting annoyance of infectious disease scientists who have known better…” (Branswell, 7/14).
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