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This Day in History (1956) Trachoma Research

Harvard School of Public Health helps in research on deadly disease.

This Day in History (1956) Trachoma Research

From the June 20, 1956, edition of the Sun and Flare

Miss Dorothy McComb, assistant micro-bacteriologist at Harvard School of Public Health, works on normal tissue cultures "under the hood" by means of a pipet. McComb will be in the Field for three months as assistant to Dr. Edward S. Murray of Harvard, who is assisting Medical Department personnel working on the Trachoma Research Project.


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