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Metropolitan Life, the insurance company, launched an anti-diphtheria campaign in New York. It donated $15,000 to the effort.

Louis Dublin, a Met Life statistician, estimated that childhood illnesses, including diphtheria, cost the American economy about $200,000,000 a year in lost parental wages and medical care.

Met Life used door-to-door polling, radio and print advertisements, essay contests, parades, and more to spread the immunization message.

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