A worldwide program to eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, (GPEI) began in 1988. Since then polio has steadily disappeared from countries around the world, leaving only four with endemic polio by 2006: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
The History of Vaccines is pleased to announce that the launch event lecture by Dr. Plotkin will be webcast live on November 3 at 6:30 pm Eastern time.
If you’ve been following our blog over the past few months, you’ll notice that our look has changed. Our website, historyofvaccines.org, is now in previews after several years of planning and about a year of development.
The site provides a historical and scientific context for the development of immunizations. It features not only holdings of the Historical Medical Library and Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, but also images, text, and video from a variety of public and private sources.
In 1954, Thomas C. Peebles, MD, was working in the laboratory of John F. Enders, PhD, at Boston Children’s Hospital.