History of Vaccines Blog

Vaccine-Related Medals in the Mütter Collection

August 8, 2017

Today's blog post is by Mütter Museum and History of Vaccines intern Carley Roche.

The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has a vast collection of medals, pins, and ribbons representing some of the most significant events and people in medical history. Recently I have had the opportunity to reorganize and rehouse this collection. This project has allowed me to closely inspect each item in this particular collection. Below are a few medals representing some of the most influential moments and players in the history of vaccines.

American Presidents and Infectious Diseases

July 3, 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and MuseumWe've expanded and updated a popular post from 2012 by History of Vaccines former intern Alexandra Linn. 

World TB Day: Looking to the International Tuberculosis Campaign

March 23, 2012

TB Ward, Turkey, 1890s, Library of CongressIn June 2010 we ran a blog post about the International Tuberculosis Campaign, a post-WWII effort that TB tested and vaccinated tens of millions of people in 23 countries.