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Vaccine-Related Medals in the Mütter Collection

August 8, 2017

Today's blog post is by Mütter Museum and History of Vaccines intern Carley Roche.

The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has a vast collection of medals, pins, and ribbons representing some of the most significant events and people in medical history. Recently I have had the opportunity to reorganize and rehouse this collection. This project has allowed me to closely inspect each item in this particular collection. Below are a few medals representing some of the most influential moments and players in the history of vaccines.

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History of Vaccines in Hindi Screenshot
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Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

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Margaret Pittman working in lab
Margaret Pittman, courtesy US FDA

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2010, courtesy Markey.Senate.gov

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Bulls-eye rash seen in Lyme disease, CDC
Bulls-eye rash seen in Lyme disease, CDC

President-Elect Donald Trump and Vaccines

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Trump Tweet on vaccines
March 2014 Tweet

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Nov. 1 Screening of Hilleman Documentary

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Hilleman Documentary Title Screen
Hilleman Documentary

Zika Virus: History, Neurologic Disease, and Threat to the Americas

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Aedes aegyti, The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaThe College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a public program on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 8 am (breakfast at 7:30am) on the Zika virus epidemic. Scott C.