National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Poliomyelitis Vaccination Field Trial Record

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Poliomyelitis Vaccination Field Trial Record

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Description
Vaccination record card for Randall Victor Kerr, a participant in the 1954 national polio vaccine field trial. Randall (Randy) Kerr, a 2nd grader in Fairfax, Virginia, was the first school child to be innoculated during the field trial. The vaccination record card includes the date, vaccine lot number, and physician for each of Kerr's three innoculations. The trial was a "double-blind" study. Neither the participants receiving the innoculations, nor the professionals giving the innoculations, knew which vaccine lots were actual vaccine and which were placebo.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
vaccination record card
date made
1954
associated person
Salk, Jonas E.
Kerr, Randall V.
maker
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
place made
United States: Virginia, Falls Church
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 in; x 21.59 cm x 12.7 cm
overall: 4 5/8 in x 8 in; 11.7475 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
MG.221419.10
accession number
221419
catalog number
221419.10
Credit Line
Gift of The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
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Data Source
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