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J. Austin Kerr

Other Title(s):
Dr. Kerr
Workers in tropical medicine
CDC
Author(s):
Downs, Wilbur G., 1913-
Aitken, Thomas H. G.
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Publication Date:
1981
Publisher:
[Atlanta, Ga.] : CDC, 1981
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
030 min.
Sound
Color
Subject(s):
Malaria -- history
Tropical Medicine
Yellow Fever -- history
Kerr, J. Austin, 1900-
Biography
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
NLMUID: 8700057A (See catalog record)
Permanent Link:
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/8700057A
Description:
Part of the Workers in Tropical Medicine series produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this interview with Dr. J. Austin Kerr examines his forty years of work for the Rockefeller Foundation. He was initially stationed in Alabama, but while working in Tennessee, he noted that the prevalence of hookworm in school children related to the presence of sand- or clay-based soil, and began to investigate these associations. In the 1920s, Kerr was asked by Rockefeller to work in Brazil, combating yellow fever in urban areas. He monitored the presence of Aedes eqyptiae mosquitoes, especially near water supplies. In the interview, he is also asked about a viscertome, a device which pierces the abdominal wall to obtain a liver sample. After working for many years in Brazil, helping to eradicate Anopheles, he was posted to Egypt and continued mosquito eradication work there.
Credits: Interviewed by Wilbur G. Downs and Thomas H.G. Aitken.
Other Title(s):
Dr. Kerr
Workers in tropical medicine
CDC
Author(s):
Downs, Wilbur G., 1913-
Aitken, Thomas H. G.
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Publication Date:
1981
Publisher:
[Atlanta, Ga.] : CDC, 1981
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
030 min.
Sound
Color
Subject(s):
Malaria -- history
Tropical Medicine
Yellow Fever -- history
Kerr, J. Austin, 1900-
Biography
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 8700057A
Permanent Link:
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/8700057A
Description:
Part of the Workers in Tropical Medicine series produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this interview with Dr. J. Austin Kerr examines his forty years of work for the Rockefeller Foundation. He was initially stationed in Alabama, but while working in Tennessee, he noted that the prevalence of hookworm in school children related to the presence of sand- or clay-based soil, and began to investigate these associations. In the 1920s, Kerr was asked by Rockefeller to work in Brazil, combating yellow fever in urban areas. He monitored the presence of Aedes eqyptiae mosquitoes, especially near water supplies. In the interview, he is also asked about a viscertome, a device which pierces the abdominal wall to obtain a liver sample. After working for many years in Brazil, helping to eradicate Anopheles, he was posted to Egypt and continued mosquito eradication work there.
Credits: Interviewed by Wilbur G. Downs and Thomas H.G. Aitken.