University of Virginia Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Fever Fighters: The West Africa Yellow Fever Commission

Fever Fighters: The Staff of the West Africa Yellow Fever Commission[1]

Nigerian house

Houses of Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Beeuwkes, Lagos, Nigeria, January 20, 1933. Courtesy of NLM Profiles in Science.[2]

The West Africa Yellow Fever Commission operated from 1925 to 1934 and generally had eight members at a time with twenty-four members total over the nine-year period.[3]

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  • [1] H.J. Barrie, “Diary Notes on a Trip to West Africa in Relation to a Yellow Fever Expedition under the Auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1926 by Oskar Klotz,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History = Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la medicine 14, no.1(1997): 140, 153.
  • [2] “Houses of Dr. Mahaffey and Dr. Beeuwkes, Lagos, Nigeria, January 20, 1933,” National Library of Medicine, Profiles in Science: Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers, http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/ResourceMetadata/LWBBGD (accessed July 25, 2012).
  • [3] Greer Williams, The Plague Killers (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1969), 226-227.
  • [4] Letter from Henry Rose Carter to Wickliffe Rose, May 13, 1921, Hench-Reed Collection, Historical Collections, CMHSL, University of Virginia, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/fever-browse?id=00907027 (accessed July 25, 2012).