ID#: 17454
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. In this particular view, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. David Sencer (cntr.), was shaking hands with the tribe’s Paramount Chief in the center of the image.

Also attending the ceremony, were visiting public health officers former Assistant Commissioner of Health in New York City, and Assistant Surgeon General in Washington, Dr. George I. Lythcott, former Assistant Surgeon General and former Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as well as former Director of the National Center for Environmental Health, Dr. J. Donald Millar.

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Content Provider(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.