Tag Archives: immunization

A card with two side by side images meant to be viewed through a sterioscope for 3D effect, a young child covered in a find spotted red rash. March 10


Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger David Morens, Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Morens is an epidemiologist with a long-standing interest in emerging infectious diseases, virology, tropical medicine, and medical history. Since mid-December […]

Detail of a poster showing photographs of soccer teams. June 25

Kick Polio out of Nigeria

By Erika Mills During the World Cup, the globe is consumed by The Beautiful Game. Soccer is everywhere—even in public health messages! This poster encouraged parents to have their small children vaccinated against poliomyelitis during the 1998 National Immunization Days in Nigeria. It points out that a healthy child may grow up to play on […]

Jonas Salk inoculating a child with the polio vaccine. March 26

Celebrating Salk

By Ginny A. Roth In this black and white photograph from the 1950s, a nurse stands by while Jonas Salk inoculates a young girl with the polio vaccine via injection to the arm. Poliomyelitis (Polio), a disease that attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis, was a widespread epidemic in the United States during the […]

A small closed glass jar with a metal cap and it's cardboard box. February 25

Béla Schick and Serum Sickness

Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Diane Wendt and Mallory Warner from the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. As curators of our most recent exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, Diane and Mallory spent months researching four different microbes and the influence they’ve […]

A divided wooden box containing syringes, ampules and a metal canister of vaccine. November 19

Vessels, Tubes and Tanks

Diane Wendt spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Vessels, Tubes and Tanks: Historic Biotechnologies at the Smithsonian.” Ms. Wendt is cocurator of From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry a collaborative exhibition project between the Library and the National Museum of American History now on view at NLM in […]

August 26

Dr. Albert Sabin: A Closer Look

By Laura McNulty and Ginny A. Roth Dr. Albert Sabin was born today, August 26 in 1906 in Poland and is best known for developing the oral polio vaccine. This black and white portrait of Sabin, taken in 1953, was donated to the National Library of Medicine by the College of Medicine at the University […]

August 16

Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate.

By Ginny A. Roth This 1977 poster titled “Parents of Earth, Are Your Children Fully Immunized?” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, features Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2D2 asking parents to make sure that their children are properly immunized.  These characters were particularly suitable for promoting immunization in 1977 because they were familiar to […]