|Description:||This historic 1963 photograph depicted laboratorian, Dr. V.J. Lewis, as he was seated in his lab analyzing the results produced by an immunoelectrophoresis apparatus.|
At the time of this photograph, what is now known as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was until 1970, then known as the Communicable Disease Center.
Modern day protocols now call for the laboratorian executing such tasks, to wear additional personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety goggles, and a face mask. PPE, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is “specialized clothing or equipment, worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials.”