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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

[Wilbur A. Sawyer with elephant tusks at Bandundu, Belgian Congo]
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As Director of Laboratories at the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division, Dr. Sawyer served as a delegate to various international health conferences. Returning from a conference on yellow fever in Cape Town in November 1932, he passed through the Belgian Congo (now Zaire) to talk with officials there about yellow fever surveys. He took several pictures of these elephant tusks to send to his son Billy. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Dec. 14, 1932. Ivory at Bandundu. W.A.S. in centre. S.S. Eendracht in background."
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1932-12-24 (December 24, 1932)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Public Health
Exhibit Category:
The Yellow Fever Laboratory: Rockefeller Foundation, 1928-1937
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 4
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Photographic prints
Physical Condition:
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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