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Lora Little: The Vaccine Liberator
Today's blog post is by History of Vaccines intern Carley Roche.
Death, The Vaccinator
Today's blog post is by Carley Roche, History of Vaccines intern
Smallpox in Philadelphia, 1925
Carley Roche, an intern here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, wrote today's blog post.
A Taxonomy of Vaccination Scars
A Death in the White House
John A. Kolmer, MD (1886-1962), was a Philadelphia physician whose interests included infectious diseases and public health. He developed a test for syphilis – the Kolmer test – and he was involved in early tests of Salvarsan, the first effective treatment for the disease.
Revisiting Early Uses of Diphtheria Anti-Toxin in the United States
I’ve previously written about an early use of diphtheria anti-toxin in the United States, on October 16, 1894. A pair of young Cincinnati physicians managed to find some anti-toxin in the possession of a local doctor who had brought it back from Europe.
Please, Nurse, May I Have Some Plague Vaccine?
Today's blog post is by Robert D. Hicks, PhD, Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library
Epidemiologist Benjamin Franklin
What do you think about when someone mentions Benjamin Franklin? Do you think of the statesman, the inventor, the man with the kite in the thunderstorm, or the first Postmaster General?
Spanish Influenza Pandemic and Vaccines
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and we’re taking a look back to 1918, the time of the “Spanish” influenza pandemic. When the illness emerged, several useful vaccines had already been developed: smallpox, typhoid fever, and rabies, for example.