These two men, a householder on the left, who'd been standing guard at the entrance to a home with a known smallpox case, and an itinerant vendor on the right, were conversing on the street of a Bangladesh town. This image was part of a series provided by Dr. Stan Foster, and captured by Pierre Claquin, M.D., B.A.C., who at the time was a member of the World Health Organization's Smallpox Eradication Program. It was part of a series photographed by former E.I.S. officer, Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H., and was one of a series entitled 'The Story of One Smallpox Jeep', which depicted the travails faced by the jeep, and its occupants of public health practitioners, as they road through the Bangladesh countryside in an attempt to eradicate smallpox from the country.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 17, 2012