Immunization from a photographic perspective: the 1961 polio trial in Nova Scotia

Ashton, Rosalind; Young, Susan H.
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, pE356
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the 1961 Wedgeport Polio Trial in Nova Scotia using th Sabin vaccine, particularly the photographic perspective of photojournalist Bob Brooks. It says that Brooks accompanied the nurses and doctors to document the polio trial, in which he produced remarkable photographs of the campaign. Furthermore, the results of the trial indicated that Sabin vaccine had no ill effects, in which Canada licensed the use of oral trivalent Sabin vaccine.


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