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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from P. H. Makela to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (68,817 Bytes) ocr (1,544 Bytes)
Letter from P. H. Makela to Joshua Lederberg
Number of Image Pages:
1 (68,817 Bytes)
Date:
1965-01-13 (January 13, 1965)
Creator:
Makela, P. H.
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of P. H. Makela.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 72
Unique Identifier:
BBAKUR
Accession Number:
18
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Makela, Olavi and P. H.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-07-21
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:

Node:  Dr Helena Makela was a postdoc in my lab at Stanford;
She received the 2002 award of the Prince Mahidol Foundation
for her service to global Public Health;
Dr. P. Helena Makela, M.D., Ph.D., research
Professor Emerita, National Public Health
Institute of Finland. Her most important work is
related to Hemophilus Influenza type B - Hib
conjugated vaccine to prevent invasive disease in
young children. The Hib conjugated vaccine has
been used in the national infant immunzation
program in the U.S.A., Canada and several
European countries in each of them nearly
eliminating meningitis, and is now being extended
to children in developing countries. The annual
number of deaths preventable through global
inclusion of Hib vaccine in infant immunization
programs has been estimated at approximately
300,000.  Dr.Makela has also developed a vaccine
for pneumonia using the Pneumococcas pneumonia
potentially reducing 1.1 - 1.4 million deaths
annually.

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