Nick Kramis recalls his experiences working for the Rocky Mountain Laboratories starting in the 1930s. He describes the work he did, infesting ticks with parasites in order to reduce the human population’s exposure to diseases such as spotted fever. Kramis explains in detail the process all the way from finding healthy ticks to releasing them back into the environment. He also talks about the films and displays he made for RML, and how these films are used by various institutions all over the United States.
Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Rocky Mountain Laboratories [RML]; Missoula, Montana; Vaccination development; Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Tick-borne diseases; Tick population control
Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Kramis, Nick, "Nick Kramis Interview, circa 1978" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 26.