Drs. Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering

Drs. Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering (HM1YIM)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.199', W 84° 33.125'

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Dr. Pearl Kendrick (1890-1980) and Dr. Grace Eldering (1900-1988)
In 1932 a severe outbreak of whooping cough struck Grand Rapids. Pearl Kendrick, director of the Michigan Department of Health laboratory there and her colleague Grace Eldering decided to tackle the highly contagious disease. Causing thick mucus and severe coughing, whooping cough was particularly dangerous to young children.
With few models to follow, the scientists put in long hours collecting and studying samples and standardizing diagnostic methods. Speaking to professional, civic and parents' groups, they built the community cooperation and support needed to test their vaccine and demonstrate its success. Thanks to their work, children can be protected from a disease that once killed 6,000 children each year in the United States.
Year Placed2007
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700380 N 4734476
Decimal Degrees42.73665000, -84.55208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.199', W 84° 33.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 11.94" N, 84° 33' 7.5" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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