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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

[Wilbur A. Sawyer and his staff of the State Hygienic Laboratory in Hanford, California]
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Sawyer became director of the State Hygienic Laboratory in Berkeley in 1910. He and his staff were responsible for tracing disease epidemics and halting their spread when possible. Here they posed together after tracking down the source of a typhoid epidemic in Hanford. Sawyer is fourth from right in photo. The caption on the back of the photograph reads "'Clean-up Squad,' Hanford, Cal. April 16, 1914. (Typhoid epidemic due to a carrier.)"
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1914-04-16 (April 16, 1914)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Typhoid Fever
Public Health
Exhibit Category:
Early Career in California and World War I, 1908-1919
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 7
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Document Type:
Photographic prints
Physical Condition:
Series: Photographs and Motion Pictures, [1879]-1951
SubSeries: Loose pages and individual photographs, [1879]-1945
Folder: W.A.S. in lab at Pasteur Institute (1912); Japan (1913); Panama canal zone (1937); typhoid epidemic team, California (1914); International Sanitary Convention signing ceremony (1945); Board for investigation and control of influenza in the army (1942), 1913-1945
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