This 1975 photograph depicted a volunteer smallpox eradication team member has he was handing out containing information about smallpox, which included a picture of a child displaying the characteristic maculopapular rash, as well as text pertaining to the cash reward presented to those who had informed the public health authorities of a confirmed smallpox case. Periodic surveys showed that by the end of the program, 80% of the public knew about this cash award.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 1, 2012
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