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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

[Wilbur A. Sawyer and Dr. Thirumahah at the office of the hookworm campaign in Walajahpet, India]
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The Sawyer family left Australia in January 1924, returning to New York via Ceylon, India, Egypt, and Europe. Dr. Sawyer, as the Rockefeller Foundation's assistant regional director for the East, spent the first part of the journey visiting RF hookworm control sites (and potential sites) in Ceylon and India, but combined this with sightseeing. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Office of the Ancylostomiasis Campaign, North Arcot District, Walajahpet. Dr. Thirumahah and I have been decorated with jasmine by the local Field Director. Mar. 27, 1924."
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1924-03-27 (March 27, 1924)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Hookworm Infections
Exhibit Category:
From Hookworm to Yellow Fever: Rockefeller Foundation, 1919-1927
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 7
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Photographic prints
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Series: Photographs and Motion Pictures, [1879]-1951
SubSeries: Albums, 1913-1951
Folder: Leesburg, Ga. (Sawyer in the field); family in Melbourne, Australia; Ceylon (Colombo, Jaffra); Palestine; India; Egypt; Switzerland; France; England, 1923-1924
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