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A group portrait of six medical professionals in an office setting. Seated at the desk, pen poised to write in an open three ring binder, is Dr. Grace Eldering, credited with co-developing a vaccine for the whooping cough. Seated on the far left is Loney Clinton Gordon, who discovered the culture used for the vaccine. Names of the other people are unknown. The photograph is labeled "Lactobacillos acidophilus Studies of Grand Rapid's children. A part of the local fluoridation experiment" and "K.O. Polio, 1963."
Kent County Health Department records (Coll. 34) - Grand Rapids History & Special Collections Department
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Grand Rapids Black history collection