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The Theory of the Leisure Class (Modern Library Classics)
Thorstein Veblen, Alan Wolfe
Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus - Baruch S. Blumberg Blumberg discovered "Australia antigen," which he thought was a marker or cause of leukemia. Years later, Alfred Prince concluded that the antigen was actually part of the hepatitis B virus. Using this knowledge, Maurice Hilleman developed the vaccine against hepatitis B that is used to this day. Blumberg, who won the Nobel for discovering something without ever knowing what it actually did, mentions these two incredible men only in an aside.