|Description:||This is one in a series of twenty-four images (PHIL 16125 - 16148) captured at a memorial ceremony exhibit entitled, “Honoring Dr. Stephen B. Thacker”. Dr. Thacker reportedly received this bottle of Watneys Beer, while he was a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where in 1984, he completed his master of science degree, and was heard complaining about their two hour lunches.|
Interestingly, in a description he submitted of the EIS Class of 1976’s class gift, Dr. Thacker mentioned Watney’s Ale:
“Dr. Brachman was also given a necklace made of Watney’s Ale mini barrels from the John Snow pub in London, recognition of our appreciation of the field of epidemiology.”
>Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, a retired Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service, most recently the Director of the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS), served with distinction in key CDC positions, including Deputy Director (Acting), during a career that spanned more than 36 years. He was the recipient of two of the U.S. Public Health Service's highest individual honors, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Surgeon General's Medal. Throughout his public service, he provided essential support to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series of publications.
The photographic series was compiled March, 2013. The CDC Public Health Library and Information Center hosted an exhibit honoring Dr. Thacker’s life and contributions to the CDC. The exhibit remained on display from early February, through the EIS Conference in late April of 2013.