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Scientists at Connaught Medical Research Laboratories harvesting the polio virus.

Connaught Medical Research Laboratories1953/1954

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The first polio vaccine field trials in North America were conducted in 1954, using the live virus produced at Connaught Medical Research Laboratories. These fluids were shipped from Canada to both Eli Lilly in Indianapolis and Parke David in Detroit, where the virus was inactivated and prepared for trials.

Details

  • Title: Scientists at Connaught Medical Research Laboratories harvesting the polio virus.
  • Creator: Connaught Medical Research Laboratories
  • Date Created: 1953/1954
  • Location Created: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Type: Medical Technology
  • Original Source: Sanofi Pasteur Canada (Connaught Campus) Archives
  • Rights: Sanofi Pasteur Canada (Connaught Campus) Archives

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