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Miracle in Tonga

This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to immunize the population against smallpox… read more

This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to immunize the population against smallpox using a new jet injection gun. The population of approximately 70,000 had no experience with smallpox epidemics, but in the 1960s, it was feared that increased world travel and tourism put the population at risk. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, this film comes to us courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. close

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Miracle in Tonga

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Program ID:
506890-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 05, 2020 | 10:48pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 20, 2020 | 11:45am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Dec 05, 2020 | 10:48pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 06, 2020 | 4:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2020 | 2:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 10, 2020 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2020 | 1:37am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2020 | 6:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2020 | 8:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2020 | 1:21pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2020 | 6:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 12, 2020 | 7:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2020 | 11:45am EST | C-SPAN 3