Thanks to widespread vaccination, diseases like whooping cough that once killed thousands of Americans each year have become so rare in the U.S. that most younger doctors have never seen an in-person case. Dr. Cynthia Cristofani’s video archive is one of the few places where you can see what these diseases really look like. She shared her footage with FRONTLINE — and it’s jarring.
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