Kirsten Hilleman Vaccinated with the Investigational Jeryl Lynn Strain Mumps Vaccine as Jeryl Lynn Hilleman Offers Comfort

Kirsten Hilleman Vaccinated with the Investigational Jeryl Lynn Strain Mumps Vaccine as Jeryl Lynn Hilleman Offers Comfort

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A ca 1968 print of a 1966 photograph documenting the vaccination of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman's daughter, Kirsten Jeanne Hilleman, with the investigational Jeryl Lynn strain mumps vaccine. Eight-year-old Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, for whom the strain is named, comforts her younger sister as Dr. Robert E. Weibel gives Kirsten the injection. The pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme widely distributed this photograph in 1968 as part of their press release and promotion for the Mumpsvax vaccine. This photograph has handwritten notations on the back.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph, vaccination, mumps
date made
ca 1966
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2017.3081.02
catalog number
2017.3081.02
nonaccession number
2017.3081
Credit Line
Gift of the Hilleman Family: Lorraine W. Hilleman, Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, and Kirsten Jeanne Hilleman
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Antibody Initiative: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
The Antibody Initiative
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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