Press Release from Merck Sharpe & Dohme for Mumpsvax

Press Release from Merck Sharpe & Dohme for Mumpsvax

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Description (Brief)
A press release from Merck Sharpe & Dohme announcing the distribution of Mumpsvax mumps vaccine. The press release is attached to a 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.
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Object Name
photograph, vaccination, mumps
press release
date made
ca 1966
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall: 15 3/4 in x 10 in; 40.005 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of the Hilleman Family: Lorraine W. Hilleman, Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, and Kirsten Jeanne Hilleman
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Antibody Initiative: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
The Antibody Initiative
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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