Tie Fighter


Action figure owned by David Vetter (1971-1984), an American boy with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a hereditary disease that dramatically weakens the immune system.

Ref: Clyde Haberman, “‘Boy in the Bubble’ Moved in a World He Couldn’t Touch,” New York Times (Dec. 9, 2015), p. A28.

“William Shearer, Doctor to Immunity Lacking Boy in a Bubble, Dies at 81,” New York Times (Oct. 19, 2018), p. A33.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Carol Ann and David J. Vetter, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0201.03Accession Number: 1986.0201

Object Name: Toy

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-c7f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_875004

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