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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

Title:
[Fred L. Soper and Alexander Burke crossing a bridge to inspect the site of a yellow fever infection near Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil]
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Description:
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 near the Bolivian border. With Dr. Fred Soper, Sawyer traveled by car to Coronel Ponce, where the most recent yellow fever cases had occurred. Unlike more typical yellow fever outbreaks, these had occurred in rural rather than urban areas, and the victims had been infected by non-Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at some distance from their dwellings. In this photo, Soper and Burke were going to the field where Eulalia de Lara (who died from yellow fever the day before) had worked.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (84,170 Bytes)
Date:
1934-06-18 (June 18, 1934)
Creator:
Sawyer, Wilbur A.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Yellow Fever
Brazil
Exhibit Category:
The Yellow Fever Laboratory: Rockefeller Foundation, 1928-1937
Relation:
Metadata Record [Wilbur A. Sawyer's caravan and guides on the road to Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil] (June 17, 1934) jpg (76,759 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [Portrait of Mr. Lisboa, village telegraph officer, with Fred L. Soper and Alexander Burke in Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil] (June 18, 1934) jpg (82,292 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [Wilbur A. Sawyer crossing a bridge to inspect the site of a yellow fever infection near Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil] (June 18, 1934) jpg (95,163 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [Fred L. Soper, Wilbur A. Sawyer, and their guide in front of a shelter at the site of a yellow fever infection near Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil] (June 18, 1934) jpg (78,805 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [Fred L. Soper and Alexander W. Burke crossing a bridge to investigate an area where yellow fever occurred without the Aedes aegypti mosquito] (1934) (in The Fred L. Soper Papers) jpg (355,823 Bytes)
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 6
Unique Identifier:
LWBBHH
Document Type:
Photographic prints
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
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
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-08-07
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