This photograph depicted a crowded town boat terminal where passengers were disembarking and boarding water craft, as they traveled from town to town. Note the various boats, some of which were powered by sail, others were propelled by a pole. This photograph 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.
December 2, 2012
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