Canister that Housed the Jeryl Lynn Strain Mumps Virus Seed Stock

Description:

This stainless steel cannister once housed the Jeryl Lynn Strain mumps virus seed stock that was used in the Mumpsvax mumps vaccine made by Merck & Co. Jeryl Lynn Hilleman contracted mumps in 1963. Maurice Hilleman, her father, was leading efforts to produce a mumps vaccine for Merck, and cultured the mumps virus from her throat. In 1967, Merck introduced a widely successful vaccine. The cannister was probably made by the Girton Manufacturing Co., in Millville, Pa.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Antibody Initiative: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

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Credit Line: Gift of Merck & Co., Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0291.01Catalog Number: 2017.0291.01Accession Number: 2017.0291

Object Name: biologicalvaccine, mumps, container

Physical Description: rubber; stainless steel; steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 26 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 67.31 cm x 21.59 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8bf4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1859861

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