History of Vaccines Blog
Video: "A Very Short History of Vaccines in America," from PBS
Frontline from PBS published a short video on YouTube about the history of mass immunization in the United States. General George Washington ordered his troops to be inoculated against smallpox, even forcing some of them to get the inoculation (variolation). This assured that the Continental Army would remain smallpox-free at a time when the disease was causing a lot of disease and death, and leading to the defeat of the British troops during the War for Independence.
All Things Old Become New Again
The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has some fantastic historical artifacts. In the Scrapbook of Anti-Vaccinations Clippings, you can find the following card from the Anti-Vaccination Society of America:
The 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Pandemic and Vaccine Development
Finding the Flu: Crisis and Documentation
Today's blog post is by College of Physicians of Philadelphia Librarian Beth Lander.
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
A Scab Story
Today's blog post is by Robert D. Hicks, PhD, Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library, William Maul Measey Chair for the History of Medicine, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
A Physician's Duty: Serving in Pestilence and in War
Today's blog post is by College Librarian Beth Lander, MLS
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.