Maurice Hilleman Vaccinology collection, 1943-2001

Mss.Ms.Coll.110

Date: 1943-2001 | Size: 15 Volumes

Abstract

Classified organization of major papers and reviews in 20th century vaccinology.

Background note

Described by Robert Gallo as "the most successful vaccinologist in history," American microbiologist Maurice Ralph Hilleman developed over three dozen vaccines in his lifetime. He developed eight of the fourteen vaccines routinely recommended: measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae bacteria and also played a role in the discovery of the cold-producing adenoviruses, the hepatitis viruses, and the cancer-causing virus SV40.

Collection Information

Physical description

15 volumes.

Provenance

Gift of Maurice Hilleman, July 2001 (M2001-25).

Indexing Terms


Subject(s)

  • Vaccines.