ID#: 17442
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Captured in 1968, this historic image depicted what was a celebration dance following a vaccination ceremony in West Africa, commemorating the administration of the 25-millionth smallpox vaccination administered in that region that had taken place during the 19-country West African Regional Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program. Here you see the invited guests introducing themselves to the Paramount Chief and his court.

Attending the ceremony, and captured in this image were visiting public health officers former Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, Dr. William H. Stewart, former Assistant Commissioner of Health in New York City and assistant Surgeon General in Washington, Dr. George I. Lythcott, and former Assistant Surgeon General and former Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Director of the National Center for Environmental Health, Dr. J. Donald Millar.

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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Jim Lewis
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.