Jennifer Margulis

Brandeis University

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Senior fellow of the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University and author of The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line

Jennifer Margulis on KCRW

The development of vaccines has changed modern history by preventing diseases that once killed millions of people.

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The development of vaccines has changed modern history by preventing diseases that once killed millions of people.

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KCRW is joining other public radio stations up and down the state to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.