There have been several studies since the book was published which place the species jump several decades before the vaccine work with primate cell cultures that the author was describing. By analyzing the genome of different virus samples collected at different, known times, scientists can make a "molecular clock" and estimate the date that a virus jumped species. The science doesn't back up the author's speculation.
Originally Posted by Neezar
No. I didn't read it. A doctor
told me about it though.
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555