Couple outside Sabin Sunday vaccination clinic   Save
Jack Klumpe Collection
Description: Taken by photographer Jack Klumpe on June 24, 1962, this negative shows an elderly couple standing next to a sign promoting a "Sabin Sunday" polio vaccination event in Cincinnati, Ohio. The oral polio vaccine was developed by Albert B. Sabin and was distributed across the United States in 1962, and globally in 1963. In 1939, Sabin accepted an associate professorship and research fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine & Children's Hospital Research Foundation. Sabin served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II as a researcher, and returned to University of Cincinnati after the war. In 1959 Sabin tested his oral vaccine on 10 million children in Russia, which proved its effectiveness and that it was safe to use. On April 24, 1960, he held the first "Sabin Sunday" vaccination clinic in Cincinnati, where over 200,000 children were vaccinated. Cities across the country hosted "Sabin Sunday" vaccination clinics as part of a larger national vaccination campaign to combat polio. This negative is part of the Jack Klumpe Collection (AV 3). Klumpe was a photographer for Cincinnati Post, and this collection consists of around 25,000 photographic negatives from his career with the Post. These images document the history of the greater Cincinnati area with photographs of celebrities and prominent Ohioans, news events, historic landmarks, and sporting events. Klumpe graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1942, and taught high school geography for three years before joining the Cincinnati Post as a reporter and editor. The following year, he became one of two staff photographers for the Post, where he specialized in sports photography and was known for his pioneering use of the 35mm camera to cover news stories. He retired in 1985. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV3_B07F34_02
Subjects: Medicine; Medical care; Health care; Science and Technology; Sabin, Albert B. (Albert Bruce), 1906-1993
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)