Chance and Commitment: Memoirs of a Medical Scientist

by Basil Hetzel


The work of Dr. Basil Hetzel and his team of researchers has prevented and will continue to prevent millions of people worldwide from being born intellectually disabled. In this memoir, Hetzel recalls his discovery that a single dose of iodized oil added to the diet of pregnant women could eradicate the serious birth defects that had plagued many developing countries.

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