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Name Lackman, David B.
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92.0009.003 - Centrifuge

Ivan Sorvall, Inc. High-Speed Centrifuge SS4

Image of Rocky Mountain Laboratory Photographs - Dr. David Lackman exhibits a serology test to European visitors

Rocky Mountain Laboratory Photographs - Dr. David Lackman exhibits a serology test to European visitors

Dr. David Lackman at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory displaying a serology test to Dr. Jelka Vesenjak of Yugoslavia and Dr. Lief Sorum of Norway. The serology test was used to diagnosis patients who had Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Image of Rocky Mountain Laboratory Photographs - David B. Lackman

Rocky Mountain Laboratory Photographs - David B. Lackman

Dr. David B. Lackman was a bacteriologist who received his Ph.D. in 1933 from the University of Connecticut and joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 1941 as an assistant bacteriologist. He was assigned to work at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, MT. He worked on serology at the laboratory and in the early 1960s used a fluorescence technique to identify Rickettsia rickettsii, or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, in the tissues of infected ticks and guinea pigs. Dr. Lackman also did some classification work on the spotted fever organisms.