Article ID: CBB001420471

Smallpox Eradication and Brazil: An Interview with Donald A. Henderson (2010)


Interview with Donald A. Henderson, the U.S. physician and epidemiologist who headed the World Health Organization's Smallpox Eradication Program from 1966 to 1977. The interviewer talks about the endemic nature of smallpox in Brazil; relations between WHO, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Brazilian government; the role of Connaught Laboratories in the quality of the Brazilian smallpox vaccine; the process that brought certification of smallpox eradication in Brazil; international cooperation in eradicating smallpox and the various strategies applied; the role played by Brazilians in eradicating smallpox in India, Bangladesh, and Africa; and the future of the notion of disease eradication.

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Authors & Contributors
Hochman, Gilberto
Bhattacharya, Sanjoy
Arbex, Danieli
Báguena Cervellera, María José
Bala, Poonam
Bastos, Cristiana
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Medical History
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Social History of Medicine
Lexington Books
Los Libros de la Catarata
Ohio University
University of California, Davis
Public health
Vaccines; vaccination
Disease and diseases
Prevention and control of disease
Medicine and government
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
21st century
World Health Organization (WHO)

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