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This photograph, taken during a 1967 visit to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), by the Prince Tu’ipelehake of Tonga, depicts a CDC laboratorian showing the Prince specimens labeled under the heading The Tonga Study. Several years prior to his visit, the Prince met a CDC team that was headed by Dr. Ronald R. Roberto. This team provided the smallpox vaccine, which was delivered by a newly developed jet gun, to the local people of Tonga. During this subsequent visit to the CDC, he met with the smallpox and sanitation officials in order to learn more about the organization, in an attempt to implement a method of communications in case his country would ever need future CDC assistance.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. David J. Sencer/ Julie McClure, Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Creation Date:1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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