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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

[Participants at the Walter Reed Commemoration Meeting onstage at the Agricultural Research Station in Beltsville, Maryland]
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Sawyer joined other eminent yellow fever experts at the Walter Reed Commemoration Meeting at the Agricultural Research Station in Beltsville, Maryland to honor Reed, whose experiments in 1900-1901 proved that yellow fever was transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. From left to right: General M. W. Ireland, Brigadier General Jefferson R. Kean, Brigadier General Albert A. Truby, Major General Raymond W. Bliss, Dr. Fred L. Soper, Dr. Philip S. Hench, Mr. J. L. Hanberry (a surviving volunteer in Reed's experiments), and Major General Walter L. Reed (son of Dr. Walter Reed).
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1948-05-12 (May 12, 1948)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Yellow Fever
Exhibit Category:
Post-War Work: UNRRA and Retirement, 1944-1954
Box Number: 13
Folder Number: 3
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Photographic prints
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Series: Photographs and Motion Pictures, [1879]-1951
SubSeries: Albums, 1913-1951
Folder: Sawyer family and house in Washington, D.C.; family portraits; house in Berkeley, Ca.; Oregon and Yosemite vacation (Mt. Shasta); China; Mexico; Panama (yellow fever vaccinations); 4th International Congresses on Tropical Disease ephemera; Walter Reed commemoration meeting (Washington, D.C.), 1945-1951
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