Catching a cold - for science

Made:
8 January 1959

PA Reuter photograph titled 'Catching a cold - for science'. Caption on back reads: Dr. D. Tyrell, the resident virologist, drops fluid containing a virus into the nose of Miss Bette Anderson of Marlow, Buckinghamshire, a volunteer at the Common Cold Research Unit near Salisbury, Wiltshire, today (Thursday). Miss Laura Weston of Dudley, Worcestershire, and Miss Larch Garrad (at rear) of Weston-super-Mare await their turn. They are spending ten days helping scientists try and discover the virus causing the common cold so that a cure can be developed. Volunteers, who are still needed, stand a 40 per cent chance of catching a cold after being given nose drops containing virus.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/31058
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Science and Media Museum