Wilbur A. Sawyer crossing a bridge to inspect the site of a yellow fever infection near Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil


Title:
Wilbur A. Sawyer crossing a bridge to inspect the site of a yellow fever infection near Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Date:
18 June 1934
Description:
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, Sawyer was following Soper and Dr. Burke to the field where Eulalia de Lara (who died from yellow fever the day before) had worked.
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: 6
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
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Genre:
Photographic prints
Subject:
Yellow Fever and Brazil
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Wilbur A. Sawyer's caravan and guides on the road to Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 1934
Portrait of Mr. Lisboa, village telegraph officer, with Fred L. Soper and Alexander Burke in Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 1934
Fred L. Soper and Alexander Burke crossing a bridge to inspect the site of a yellow fever infection near Coronel Ponce, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 1934
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, 1934
Legacy ID:
LWBBHJ
NLM ID:
101584931X112
Profiles Collection:
The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers
Story Section:
The Yellow Fever Laboratory: Rockefeller Foundation, 1928-1937