Wilbur A. Sawyer and Esther Skolfield in the Pasteur Institute of the California State Hygienic Laboratory


Title:
Wilbur A. Sawyer and Esther Skolfield in the Pasteur Institute of the California State Hygienic Laboratory
Date:
June 1912
Description:
Sawyer became director of the State Hygienic Laboratory in Berkeley in 1910. The laboratory was responsible for following up on reports of rabies, and, when possible, verifying rabies infection in animals; in this photo Miss Skolfield, one of the lab technicians, is cutting sections of animal spinal-cord tissue, probably for rabies vaccine production. Pasteur Institutes were established in some American health departments and hospitals after 1900 to produce rabies vaccine and treat rabies victims. Some also carried on research.
Location:
Box: 4. Folder: 7
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
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Genre:
Photographic prints
Subject:
Rabies, Public Health, and California
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Legacy ID:
LWBBCH
NLM ID:
101584931X27
Profiles Collection:
The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers
Story Section:
Early Career in California and World War I, 1908-1919