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HIV / Aids

Hiv / Aids

February 5, 1988

Dr. James Curran, a pioneering HIV/AIDS expert, authored an article for Science Magazine in 1988 which recounted the rapid spread of the...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease

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In an unpublished report prompted by the infamous "Cutter Incident," the Epidemiology Branch of the Communicable Disease Center investigated...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


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

Tags: Alabama | Health | Venereal Disease
Toxic Shock Syndrome Lawsuit

Toxic Shock Syndrome


Carr v. International Playtex, Inc. and the Proctor and Gamble Distributing Company is one of at least 100 civil suits brought to...

Tags: Florida | Health
Threat of Communism

Black Lung


Merica I. Johnson v. Caspar Weinberger is one many cases filed against the Secretary of Health Education and Welfare seeking benefits under...

Tags: Health | Kentucky
Indian Health

Health on the Reservation


Dating from the early twentieth century, these documents offer a glimpse into the health conditions on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in...

Tags: Health | Native Americans | North Carolina


ca. 1973

In 1974, a woman sued members of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina because she had been sterilized in 1968. The board declared that...

Tags: Health | North Carolina

Customs Quarantine

Various Dates

The Public Health Service was responsible for the quarantine of arriving vessels to verify the health and sanitation of their contents...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health | Quarantine | South Carolina

NASA Astronauts

July-August 1969

Apollo 11 astronauts were placed in a mobile quarantine unit after returning from the moon. Several photos show them talking with President Nixon...

Tags: Alabama | Health | Quarantine | Space Exploration
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