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Wallach was determined not only to prove those who fired him to be in error concerning the origins and treatments of cystic fibrosis but also to overcome the personal hardships caused him (and, not simply overcome those hardships, but do so in a way that would eventually cause him to come out on top).
Wallach had been vexed since boyhood that people did not regulate their diets in the same way they did animals to ensure optimum intake of nutrients. It had been his passion, in veterinary science, to identify nutritional deficiencies as the underlying cause of animal disease and to do this by comparative reference to human pathology. All along Wallach had been led back to a core conclusion, that disease was most often either a manifestation of nutritional deficiency or curable through nutritional intervention.
Although the pull of a career in academia, in veterinary pathology, had been strong because of his fascination with the discovery of root causes of animal disease, his true calling and purpose had all along been something else. The natural progression for Wallach was from animal science and pathology to human science and pathology. He was destined to have a greater impact on the world than solving the mysteries of animal disease. He was destined to solve mysteries underlying human pathology. To be sure, his controversial find that cystic fibrosis, even in humans, was not a genetic disease but was fundamentally a selenium deficiency was both a career turning point and, itself, indicative of a basic fulfillment of his overall true mission.
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The Cystic Fibrosis Discovery Suppressed by Yerkes Primate Center
The Yerkes’ firing is the critical turning point in Wallach’s professional life. It came at a most inauspicious time, roughly coincidental with the death of his wife Josephine E. Wallach from Hodgkin’s Disease and the murder of his uncle. Wallach had become a widower with four children aged one to eight and no means to support them. Jobless but for the scrap metal work, stripped of his reputation, blacklisted and in a state of great bereavement over the loss of his spouse, Wallach would have to find another way. He would have to give up the career he planned since childhood, veterinary medicine and the comparative pathology he loved, and find a new career outside of veterinary medical scholarship. The decision was difficult, even painful and sickening to him.
He would never forget the harm caused to him by Yerkes, but unlike others he would not recede into the background. Instead, true to form, he would come out fighting, vowing to confirm at every opportunity his discovery that cystic fibrosis was not a genetic disease but was a condition that arose from selenium deficiency.
Wallach’s hallmark characteristic is an unrelenting drive to achieve his mission. He will not allow a setback to become permanent and instead depends on steely resolve to overcome what others might consider an insurmountable obstacle. Nothing deters him from his mission. For Wallach, nothing is impossible, what others call impossible he understands to just require more time to solve.