• Alexander C. R. Hammond

Heroes of Progress, Pt. 20: David Nalin

Introducing the scientist who developed the precise formula for oral rehydration therapy (ORT). Nalin led the team that carried out the first successful trials of ORT and helped to spread its use around the world. ORT is used to rehydrate patients who are suffering from illnesses that cause severe dehydration. It is estimated that since its creation in 1968, ORT has saved more than 70 million lives.

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