Colin, Son of Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, Receiving MMR Immunization

Colin, Son of Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, Receiving MMR Immunization

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Description (Brief)
A print of a July 1991 photograph documenting Dr. R. Buchta vaccinating Colin, the son of Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, against measles, mumps, and rubella. The MMR vaccine that Colin received was developed by Colin's, grandfather, Dr. Maurice Hilleman. The mumps component of the MMR vaccine contains the Jeryl Lynn strain of virus - a strain that the Dr. Hilleman isolated from his daughter, Jeryl Lynn, when she was sick with the mumps.
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Object Name
photograph, vaccination, measles mumps rubella
date made
ca 1991
place made
United States: California, San Diego, La Jolla
overall: 10 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.32 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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