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Collection Science Service
Title Dr. V. J. Dorset testing antitoxin
Caption Dr. V. J. Dorset testing antitoxin
Date 1937
Description Serums, vaccines, and other biological for human use are under the control of the Secretary of the Treasury. Tests, to make sure they are up to standard, are made at the U.S. National Institute of Health. Assistant Surgeon Dr. V. J. Dorset is shown here testing anti-toxin. Anti-toxins are very carefully measured in standard glassware. Dorset is shown transferring a carefully measured amount of anti-toxin to a standardized immunity flask with a wash-out pipette. Diluted anti-toxin is carefully measured into a Rosenau syringe with a carefully measured test dose of toxin. The effect of these mixtures is observed in animals. The detection of a low-potency anti-toxin in the United States is very rare.
Credit line Science Service Collection, National Museum of American History
Accession number 2013.04
Number of images 2
Catalog Number 2013.04.11
Place U.S. National Institute of Health, 25th and E Streets NW, Washington, DC
Provenance Scanned from Science Service Collection at National Museum of American History with permission.
Source National Museum of American History
Year Range from 1937
Year Range to 1937
Organizations NIH (National Insitute of Health) (1930-1947)
Buildings 25th and E Streets, NW
People Dorset, V. J.