Studying The World’s Deadliest Diseases?  You Need An Old Mac (With Pic)

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At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, Maryland, the scientists study the worldis deadliest diseases. Thereis stuff inside this facility that could plunge the entire world back into the stone age in a fortnight. From the installationis Web site:

As the Department of Defenseis lead laboratory for medical aspects of biological warfare defense, USAMRIID conducts research to develop vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for laboratory and field use. In addition to developing medical countermeasures, USAMRIID formulates strategies, information, procedures, and training programs for medical defense against biological threats.

USAMRIID investigates naturally occurring infectious diseases that require special containment, and provides a critical capability to the Armyis infectious disease research program as the only DoD laboratory equipped to study highly hazardous viruses at Biosafety Level 4. The Institute also operates a world-renowned reference laboratory for definitive identification of biological threat agents and diagnosis of the diseases they produce.

Observer Scott Francken found an image from the Web site (in an unfinished gallery section) that shows one of the facilityis scientists tooling around on what seems to be a 128K Mac or a 512K Mac. From Observer Scott:

Need to do research on the worldis deadliest diseases? Use a Mac. Hereis a picture on the Web site of USAMRIID, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. This guy is even using an old Mac.

Cheers,
Scott Francken


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We snagged the image and put it on our servers, but if you want, you can check it out on the Armyis site as well.

Thanks for the note, Scott! If you have of a Mac Sighting, let us know.

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