CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION [CDC]
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Administers national programs for prevention and control of communicable and vector-borne diseases. Develops and implements programs to improve environmental health. Directs and enforces foreign quarantines. Consults with and assists other nations and international bodies.

Polio

Wyeth Polio Problem

August 1955

In an unpublished report prompted by the infamous "Cutter Incident," the Epidemiology Branch of the Communicable Disease Center investigated...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Tuskegee Syphilis Study

1932-1972

Records of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study confirm the deception perpetrated upon unsuspecting African-American male participants from...

Tags: Alabama | Health | Venereal Disease
Vessel Inspections

Vessel Inspections

Various Dates

The duties of the Public Health Service, Foreign Quarantine Branch included the inspection of ships entering the United States...

Tags: Health | Quarantine
Spraying for Malaria

Spraying for Malaria

1940s

In an effort to eradicate the threat of malaria, cars were specially outfitted for pesticide spraying...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Malaria Prevention
Coming to America

Evaluating Arrivals

1960s

The Foreign Quarantine Branch was tasked with evaluating the medical condition of people and pets entering the United States...

Tags: California | Health | New York | Quarantine | Texas
Agent Orange

Agent Orange

1983-1990

In the 1980s, the Public Health Service investigated the detrimental effects of exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange on Vietnam War veterans...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Georgia | Health
Women in Vietnam

Women in Vietnam

1983-1990

The New England Research Institute submitted a study that specifically addressed the health of women who served in the Vietnam War...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health | Women
Fly Control

Fly Control

ca. 1952

The Public Health Service's Vector Control and Investigations Branch created and distributed a fly control exhibit which identified the dangers posed by...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Thailand Nutrition

International Nutrition

1960-1967

The United Nations recognized the health concerns presented by a lack of protein in the diets of children in many developing nations...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health
Malaria in Ethiopia

Malaria in Ethiopia

1964

In June 1964 the Ethiopian government published an instructional booklet about malaria eradication that contained a sketch of Emperor Hali Selassie...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health | Malaria Prevention