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Professor Maurice Hilleman

(credited with the development of more than 30 vaccines, including measles, mumps and hepatitis B, during a career that included nearly 30 years at Merck)

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Mumps. Maurice Hilleman discusses harvesting mumps virus in 1963 from his ill daughter, Jeryl Lynn. He attenuated the virus and used it to develop the mumps vaccine in wide use today.

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Source: The Vaccine Makers Project - October 15th, 2012 (last updated)