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Title City SOS Drive Praised by Surgeon General
Collection Polio Collection
Catalog Number 2017.018.004
Scope & Content Copy of an article from 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.

This article, published in July 1962, describes the outcome of the SOS oral vaccination program, which concluded in Cuyahoga County on July 29, 1962. The program involved distributing three vaccinations, which each consisted of three drops of a vaccine containing one type of poliomyelitis virus on a sugar cube, over six Sundays at various locations throughout Cuyahoga County. In this article, Dr. Luther L. Terry, then Surgeon General, congratulates the county for the successful program, during which more than ninety percent of the county's residents were vaccinated.
Lexicon category Archives
Lexicon sub-category Ephemera
Object Name Newspaper article
Search Terms cleveland academy of medicine
cuyahoga county
greater cleveland
immunization
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sabin oral poliovaccine
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type i polio
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type ii polio
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type iii polio
type iii poliomyelitis
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People Terry, Luther L.
Crawford, Henry Alexander