Historical Figure of the Month: Loney Clinton Gordon

A few months ago, a reader asked us on social media if we could use an image different from John Snow’s for our avatar on social media. On Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Doctor Snow looks off into the distance as if wondering what will happen with his new “vaccine.” We are happy to announce that the avatar for our social media will change each month to that of a historical figure in the history of vaccines. This month, we begin with Loney Clinton Gordon, a scientist who helped in the development of the vaccine against pertussis (whooping cough).