New York Times - Dr. Douglas Dieterich: "From Needle Stick to Cure for Hepatitis"
In 1977, while working in the 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. Dr. Dieterich continued to train and then to practice, eventually becoming a national expert in hepatitis C, the very disease he had acquired. Learn more