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Collection Polio Collection
Catalog Number 2017.018.002
Scope & Content Copy of a portion of the Hopwood Polio Scrapbook owned by the daughter of Cleveland physician Dr. Howard H. Hopwood, containing newspaper articles about the Sabin Oral Sundays (SOS) polio vaccination program.

These articles, published between May 27 and June 23, 1962, describe the course and outcome of the first round of oral vaccinations given to residents of Cuyahoga County under the SOS program on May 27 and June 3 of that year. This vaccination consisted of three drops of a vaccine containing Type I poliomyelitis virus on a sugar cube. These articles also describe the lead-up to the second round of SOS, which officially began on June 24 and which involved a vaccination against Type III of poliomyelitis.
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Need to Classify
Object Name Newspaper articles
Search Terms cleveland academy of medicine
cuyahoga county
greater cleveland
immunization
immunizations
inoculation
inoculations
oral vaccination
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oral vaccines
polio
polio virus
poliomyelitis
public health
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sabin oral poliovaccine
sabin oral sundays
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type i polio
type i poliomyelitis
type iii polio
type iii poliomyelitis
vaccination
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People Leedham, Charles L.
Sabin, Albert B.
Hopwood, Howard Harbison
Osmond, John Dexter
Crawford, Henry Alexander
Mortimer, Donald W.
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