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Fauci to speak on Blumberg's hepatitis B discovery

The American Philosophical Society is holding a public event Thursday evening to honor the work of Nobel laureate Baruch Blumberg, who discovered a biomarker that led to the elimination of transfusion-related hepatitis B in most of the world.

The 5:30 p.m. event features Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will speak about Blumberg's research.

The discussion will be moderated by Mark Thompson, president and chief executive officer of The New York Times and Blumberg's son-in-law.

At the end of the event, the society is accepting the gift of Blumberg's 120 handwritten journals, donated by his family.

The event is free but registration is required, at 215-440-3400 or

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