Reed-Vaughn-Shakespeare Typhoid Board established mechanism of transmission.
1900: Yellow Fever Board,
in Cuba, proved mosquito transmission of Yellow Fever.
1910: Maj. C.R. Darnall
developed the use of chlorine to purify drinking water.
1918: Maj. R.L. Kahn
devised what became the standard serologic test for syphilis.
1925: Col. Calvin H.
Goddard began work which led to the science of comparative ballistics.
1933: Atabrine was
introduced as a substitute for quinine in combatting malaria.
1940-45: Work by Cpt. D.B.
Kendrick led to the first system of blood banking, storage and use.
1957: Drs. Hilleman and
Buescher isolated Asian flu virus strain used to make first vaccine.
1962: Drs. Parkrnan,
Artenstein and Buescher isolated the Rubella virus, leading to a vaccine.
1979: WRAIR psychologists
played a major role in developing the Army's new manning system.
1982: WRAIR immunologists
began work to develop the world's first promising malaria vaccine.
1990: Maj. Robert
DeFraites, Maj. Jose Sanchez, and LTC Charles Hoke conduct a major vaccine field trial
with a Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine. This was the last hurdle prior to licensure of
a commercial product.
1995: A hepatitis A
vaccine is licensed. WRAIR scientists did much of the preliminary research on this vaccine
strain and a pivotal field trial in Thailand
2002: Halofantrine was approved by the FDA as an antimalarial drug.