The New York Times - "From Needle Stick to Cure for Hepatitis"
In 1977, while working in a hospital as a third-year medical student, Dr. Douglas Dieterich was accidentally stuck with a needle contaminated with hepatitis. And for the next 20 years, he struggled with regular and debilitating episodes of exhaustion, jaundice and high fevers. "I knew it was trouble because the needle had been used on a patient who was a drug user with all the worst risk factors," said Dr. Dieterich from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Learn more.