Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer is a prominent American ophthalmologist and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research on vitamin A in the 1970s and 1980s revealed that dosing severely vitamin A deficient children with an inexpensive, large dose vitamin A capsule twice a year reduces child mortality by as much as 34 percent. Wikipedia*

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Alfred Sommer has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Forum as a Dean for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1998 with an average of 48 views per program.

Appearances by Title:c. April 2, 1998 - Present Dean, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Videos: 1


Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine c. September 15, 1992 - c. April 2, 1998 Videos: 1

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    Access to Health Care

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