Cornelius Philip discusses Rocky Mountain Laboratories [RML] in Montana during the 1930s. He talks about the Rocky Mountain spotted fever outbreak, which led to the development of the spotted fever vaccine. Philip describes working with Dr. Parker and how Parker’s death changed the administration at the lab. Philip also describes the immunizations against tick fever and how the lab workers began to work more as public health officials.
Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Rocky Mountain Laboratories [RML]; Missoula, Montana; Vaccination development; Rocky Mountain spotted fever; Tick-borne diseases
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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Oral History Number
OH 120-012, 013
2 sound cassettes (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)
Phillip, Cornelius B., "Cornelius B. Phillip Interview, circa 1984" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 36.