While “playing chilling cat-and-mouse games with deadly snakes” for decades Bill Haast, Miami’s snake specialist, also investigated medical uses for snake venom. In this 1980 news story Haast and a pair of doctors launch an experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis at Haast’s popular tourist attraction, the Miami Serpentarium.
The two-week course of treatment came as the National MS Society about to begin clinical trials of ProVen, developed by Haast.
Bob Mayer reported this story for WTVJ; included are statements by Dr. Jose Pla and Bill Haast.
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This clip is derived from news video in the WTVJ Collection. Accession number 278-35; airdate August 14, 1980.