Dr. Pearl Kendrik
Dr. Pearl Kendrik

Dr. Pearl Kendrik

Photograph

Description
Dr. Kendrik was a bacteriologist with the Michigan Department of Health who developed (with Grace Eldering) the first successful vaccine for whooping cough in the 1930s, which all but eliminated a disease that had taken the lives of thousands of children. Kendrik and Eldering later combined shots for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus into the single DPT vaccine given to children today.
Dates:
June 11 1942 (Created)
File Identifier:
125-h009618_001
Source:
The Robinson Studio Collection (Coll. 125) - Grand Rapids History & Special Collections Department
Rights:
Copyright non-commercial

Part of digital collection:
Robinson Studio photographs