History of Vaccines Blog
Typhus, War, and Vaccines
Today's blog post is by Carley Roche, a recent graduate from Drexel University and an intern here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Franklin and Public Health Celebration 1/15/2016
On January 15, 2016, Philadelphia organizations associated with Benjamin Franklin will celebrate his 300th birthday with a day of events organized around some of the founding father's most lasting contributions.
Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent and NVIC
The Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent (PCIC) formed in March 2015, in the wake of the measles outbreaks that began in December 2014. During that time, Pennsylvania legislators introduced a bill to eliminate philosophical belief exemptions to school vaccinations, to which PCIC objected.
The Fantastic Laboratory: Arthur Allen Talk March 12
Please join us the evening of March 12, 2015, when writer Arthur Allen discusses the lives and work of Rudolf Weigl and Ludwik Fleck, two forgotten scientific heroes. Weigl and Fleck used their knowledge of typhus and vaccines in World War II Poland to save thousands of people and sabotage the Nazis.
Mumps Roughs Up Hockey Players
We've all been following the National Hockey League mumps outbreak in the past few weeks. And by now, those of us who are known for opining on infectious diseases have been asked by our friends why even people who are fully and recently vaccinated are coming down with the disease.
American Presidents and Infectious Diseases
We've expanded and updated a popular post from 2012 by History of Vaccines former intern Alexandra Linn.
Video: Do Vaccines Overwhelm the Infant Immune System?
AcademicEarth, an educational video and online course provider, has just produced a video for its collection of video electives-–standalone videos that illustrate interesting concepts across a variety of disciplines.
Hilary Koprowski, Polio Vaccine Developer, Dies at 96
Hilary Koprowski, Fellow of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and a member of the advisory board for The History of Vaccines, died on April 11, 2013. He was 96 years old.