“Except for my father, two men have helped to shape who I am. One of them was Admiral Hyman Rickover… and the other one was Bill Foege. Much more significant than changing my life, he has changed the life of millions of people around the world.”
- President Jimmy Carter, 2006 on Bill Foege, whose discovery helped eradicate smallpox
“The excellent DDT powder, which has been fully experimented with and found to yield astonishing results, will henceforth be used on a great scale by the British forces in
- Winston Churchill on Paul Müller’s discovery of DDT
Dr. Borlaug’s scientific achievements prevented mass starvation and death in South Asia and the Middle East. I have been particularly impressed by his work in Africa.… Dr. Borlaug is an American hero and a world icon.
- President George H. W. Bush
“DDT is the single most effective agent ever developed for saving human life.”
- Dick Tavern, British politician