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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

[View from Wilbur A. Sawyer's hotel room in Bahia, Brazil]
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As Director of Laboratories at the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division, Dr. Sawyer made inspection tours of yellow fever and malaria control laboratories in South America and Africa. During May and June of 1930, he visited RF operations in Brazil. (His baggage included 200 live white mice for the labs so they could use the recently developed mouse protection test for yellow fever immunity.) In Bahia he spent time conferring with Dr. Fred Soper and staff. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "View from Hotel Beau Sejour, Bahia, Brazil. May 23, 1930. Taken from my window.--W.A.S."
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1930-05-23 (May 23, 1930)
Sawyer, Wilbur A.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Yellow Fever
Exhibit Category:
The Yellow Fever Laboratory: Rockefeller Foundation, 1928-1937
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 2
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Photographic prints
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Series: Photographs and Motion Pictures, [1879]-1951
SubSeries: Albums, 1913-1951
Folder: Personal: Waterford, Ca.; Hastings-on-Hudson house; Professional: Rockefeller Foundation offices and laboratories; Rockefeller Center; African "Gold Coast"; French Equatorial Africa and Belgian Congo yellow fever laboratories (Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo [Zaire]); Zimbabwe; Rhodesia (quarantine camps for miners, malaria control ditches, mosquito capture squads); South Africa (Cape Town, Pretoria); Nigeria; Morocco (Algiers); Azores; Holland; Germany; Italy; China (anti-malaria billboard), 1930-1937
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