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1Author:  Rivers, Thomas M. (Thomas Milton), 1888-1962Requires cookie*
 Title:  Thomas M. Rivers Papers     
 Dates:  1887-1963 
 Abstract:  The bacteriologist and virologist Thomas Milton Rivers spent over thirty years at the Rockefeller Institute as a researcher in the Department of Bacteriology and from 1937-1955, as Director. Working on measles and pneumonia, Rivers discovered the parainfluenzae bacillus and cultivated vaccine virus for human use, and during the 1950s, he played an important role in coordinating research on poliomyelitis as head of the National Institute for Infantile Paralysis. During the Second World War, Rivers led the Naval Medical Research Unit in the South Pacific, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral. The Rivers Papers contains correspondence, laboratory notes, speeches, and photographs documenting Rivers' activities at the Rockefeller Institute, the development of polio vaccine, and Rivers' Navy experience in the Pacific during World War II.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.R52 
 Extent:  10 Linear Feet 
 Subjects:  American Medical Association | Atomic bomb -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi | Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970 | Berry, George Packer, 1898-1986 | Bronk, Detlev W. (Detlev Wulf), 1897-1975 | Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945 | Chesney, Alan M. (Alan Mason), 1888-1964 | Chinard, Francis P., 1918- | Cohn, Alfred E. (Alfred Einstein), 1879-1957 | Cole, Rufus Ivory, 1872-1966 | Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981 | Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1 | Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946 | Gasser, Herbert Spencer, 1888- | Hershey, A. D. (Alfred Day) | Jackson, Robert H. | Laboratory notes | Loeb, Jacques, 1859-1924 | Long, Esmond R. (Esmond Ray) | Medical administration | Medical sciences | Medicine, Military | National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis | O'Connor, Basil, 1892-1972 | Photographs | Poliomyelitis -- Research | Poliomyelitis -- Vaccination | Rivers, Thomas M. (Thomas Milton), 1888-1962 | Rockefeller Institute. Hospital | Rous, Peyton, 1879-1970 | Sabin, Albert B. (Albert Bruce) | Speeches. | United States. Navy. Naval Medical Research Unit II | Virology | Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934 | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 
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