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   Presentation by Retired Navy Captain Stanton E. Cope: "Yellow Fever - The Scourge Revealed"

   Date : Tuesday, 18 March 2014       From : 6:00pm   To : 7:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : FJ-B

   Event Description :

5:30 p.m. reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Retired Captain Stanton E. Cope served in the United States Navy from 1989 to 2012, and for 20 of those years, he served in the Medical Service Corps as entomologist.

His non-technical, historical presentation focuses on yellow fever and some of the events by which the veil of this terrible scourge was lifted. There are four main parts to the talk: a brief history of the disease and its impact on society in the U.S.; discussion of the experiments done in Cuba by the Walter Reed Commission, using human volunteers, that elucidated the mode of transmission; global impact of the findings, aftermath of the experiments, and fate of the members of the Reed Commission and some of the volunteers; and the story of Clara Maass, who gave her life during yellow fever experiments in Cuba.

In addition, papers, books and other items (some from the 18th century) will be on display. These items, including a reprint signed and corrected by Major Walter Reed, are from Dr. Cope’s award-winning collection on yellow fever.

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