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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Title:
[Lab notes from a vaccine trial at Sioux Falls Army Air Field] pdf (273,909 Bytes)
[Lab notes from a vaccine trial at Sioux Falls Army Air Field]
Description:
During World War II Heidelberger served as a member of the Pneumonia Commission established by the Board for the Investigation and Control of Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases (later the Army Epidemiological Board) under the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. The Commission, headed by Colin MacLeod (whose name appears on the first page of these immunization records), a microbiologist and co-discoverer of the genetic properties of DNA, organized a trial of a vaccine against pneumococcal pneumonia developed by Heidelberger. The trial, carried out among 20,000 trainees at an air base in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, proved that a vaccine made from a mixture of purified capsular polysaccharides from four different types of pneumococcus (types I, II, V, and VII) provided effective protection against pneumonia when compared with a control group which received saline solution, and which had a higher incidence of the disease.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (273,909 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1944-1945
Creator:
[Heidelberger, Michael]
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Pneumonia
Vaccines
Exhibit Category:
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Richard G. Hodges, United States Army Air Forces to Michael Heidelberger (November 3, 1944) pdf (98,477 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DHBBLP.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Richard G. Hodges, United States Army Air Forces to Michael Heidelberger (January 2, 1945) pdf (70,523 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DHBBLN.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Michael Heidelberger to Richard G. Hodges, United States Army Air Forces (January 18, 1945) pdf (45,576 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DHBBLQ.pdf
Box Number: 14
Folder Number: 2
Unique Identifier:
DHBBLM
Document Type:
Laboratory notes
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: MS C 245a (second finding aid)
SubSeries: Research notes, 1929-1990 (bulk 1929-1960)
Folder: Sioux Falls Analyses, Data, Lists and Letters B 228, c. 1944-45
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-18
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