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Directrice, who is my friend’,40 and she dedicates The Backwash of War to ‘Mary Borden-Turner[,]‌“The Little Boss” to whom I  owe my experiences in the zone of the armies’;41 but in her fifth chapter, ‘A Belgian Civilian’, she seems to satirise the way in which Borden scolds a Belgian mother for not remaining with her dying child, when Borden herself has left three children at home in England to pursue ‘the life and adventures of the Front’.42 82 The hell at the heart of paradise One of the truths that La Motte is anxious to convey is that, in fact, life in the zone of

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
The CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958

lymph under refrigeration, the vaccine furnished by the Soviet Union (USSR) came freeze-dried – a promising new mode unaffected by ambient temperatures. 24 Smaller amounts of cholera vaccine were also sent, including one million doses from the People's Republic of China. 25 Table 1.1 Major donors of smallpox vaccine to East Pakistan, spring 1958

in The politics of vaccination
Fighting a tropical scourge, modernising the nation

The move from laboratory to large-scale vaccination was not seamless. 48 At the Oswaldo Cruz Institute laboratory, Hugh Smith and Henrique de Azevedo Penna made important changes to the technique developed in New York to boost vaccine yield. The virus was cultured in live chick embryos, in fertile eggs. On the fifth day, the embryos were extracted, minced and mixed with normal human serum, and filtered. In 1939, certain vaccine batches

in The politics of vaccination