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Drs Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering - Worked together to develop a vaccine against whooping cough
Working with a limited budget, Eldering and Kendrick researched pertussis (whooping cough) and ran a successful clinical trial, resulting in the first vaccine against the disease being introduced in America in the 1940s.
Following the development of the pertussis vaccine, they combined it with two other vaccines (diphtheria and tetanus) into a single vaccine, now universally referred to as “DTP”.
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