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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

[Yellow Fever Laboratory, Bahia, Brazil]
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In 1934, Dr. Sawyer made another trip to Brazil to inspect yellow fever control activities, including an investigation of a puzzling outbreak of the disease in a rural region. The Yellow Fever Service was run collaboratively by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Brazilian government. Among other activities, the Yellow Fever Laboratories performed mouse protection tests on blood samples (to track where the disease had been active) and examined samples of liver tissue taken from fatal yellow fever cases to confirm the diagnosis.
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1934-06-12 (June 12, 1934)
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: 6
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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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