Dr. John F. Enders' Flasks of Poliovirus Cultures

Dr. John F. Enders' Flasks of Poliovirus Cultures

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Description (Brief)
Wood rack holds 6 small glass flasks. Flasks have handwritten labels on pieces of adhesive tape and are sealed with tape. Each contains a small amount of yellowish liquid (residue of original cultures of poliovirus in human embryonic and muscle tissue).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
biological
virus cultures, polio
date made
1940s
maker
Enders, John F.
Physical Description
glass (container material)
wood (container material)
Measurements
overall: 8.5 cm x 37 cm x 10 cm; 3 3/8 in x 14 9/16 in x 3 15/16 in
overall, rack: 2 in x 14 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 5.08 cm x 37.465 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
MG.221419.15
accession number
221419
catalog number
221419.15
Credit Line
Gift of The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Polio
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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