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This 1967 photograph of Prince Tu’ipelehake of Tonga showed him looking into a microscope while on a tour of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) laboratories. Several years prior to his visit, the Prince met a CDC team headed by Dr. Ronald R. Roberto. This team provided the smallpox vaccine, delivered to the local people of Tonga by a newly developed jet gun. 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
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CDC Organization
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