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Before the 1870s, most Americans rarely saw a picture of a doctor or a hospital in a newspaper of a magazine. This is because doctors were to be avoided at all costs and hospitals were only for the truly desperate. Then Louis Pasteur discovered the rabies vaccine and the press discovered medical research and breakthrough cures could be a hot copy. From that point on, the press, literature, films and even comics became fascinated with telling the story of “breakthrough” medicine, especially if that story had dogs, horses and children in it. Tune in tonight when Inquiry speaks with historian, teacher and author BERT HANSEN about his latest unique book PICTURING MEDICAL PROGRESS FROM PASTEUR TO POLIO.