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Collection Polio Collection
Catalog Number 2017.018.001
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 July 20, 1961 and May 26, 1962, detail the plans on the part of Dr. Albert B. Sabin and the Cleveland Academy of Medicine under Drs. Howard H. Hopwood, Jr., and Charles L. Leedham to develop the program, which consisted of offering free oral vaccinations against three types of polio to residents of Cuyahoga County in various public locations on Sunday afternoons. The articles contain information on the organizers' goals, the locations of vaccination centers, and the preparation and promotion of the program, which officially began its first round on May 27, 1962. Also included are articles on early trial runs of the program in Medina County and Lyndhurst, Ohio and Pima and Maricopa County, Arizona published during this date range.
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
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type i polio
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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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