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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Martin M. Kaplan, World Health Organization Annotation pdf (81,387 Bytes) ocr (2,096 Bytes)
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Martin M. Kaplan, World Health Organization
Number of Image Pages:
1 (81,387 Bytes)
Date:
1975-05-09 (May 9, 1975)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Kaplan, Martin M.
World Health Organization
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This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 28
Folder Number: 82
Unique Identifier:
BBAOVN
Accession Number:
40
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
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application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1961-1978
Folder: World Health Organization (WHO)
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-05-08
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: smallpox eradication; Henderson; WHO; ACMR;
Sarorius; system analysis of health; Gorham; Fuchs;
debate: expulsion of Israel;

May 3, 1975
Dr.  Martin Kaplan
World health Organization
1211 Geneva 27 SWITZERLAND

Dear Martin,

Further with respect to the ACMR agenda.  I know there is
not much free time available and perhaps the issue I have
in mind can at best be added to item 8.  I am very such
concerned that there should be a critical review of the
Implications of the objective of "eradication of
smallpox".  My concern is, of course, that the apparent
eventual success of this program has already led to a
slackening of interest in vaccination programs in more
developed countries and that there may eventually be a
catastrophic reincandescence of the disease pandemic in a
sensitive and older population.

I would be interested to know what anticipation WHO has
made for that contingency as part of its aradication
program.  This problem is, as you know better than I,
compounded by the possibilities posed by socalled "monkey
pox".


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