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Anglerfish Drop Their Immune Defenses to Find Love

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Published Date:
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:26:43 +0000
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Liner and Hose for David the Bubble Boy's Space Suit

Maker:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical Description:
PCV (overall tubing)
rubber (overall suit)
Teflon (overall suit)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 25 in x 60 in; 27.94 cm x 63.5 cm x 152.4 cm
Object Name:
Space Suit
space suit, liner and hose
Date made:
about 1978
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Credit Line:
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
ID Number:
1986.0450.02.01
Accession number:
1986.0450
Catalog number:
1986.0450.02.01
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-6e06-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1202489

Exterior Jumpsuit of David the Bubble Boy's Space Suit

Maker:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical Description:
PCV (overall tubing)
rubber (overall suit)
Teflon (overall suit)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 25 in x 60 in; 27.94 cm x 63.5 cm x 152.4 cm
Object Name:
Space Suit
space suit, exterior jumpsuit
Date made:
about 1978
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Credit Line:
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
ID Number:
1986.0450.02.02
Catalog number:
1986.0450.02.02
Accession number:
1986.0450
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-66ae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1922644

David Vetter Collection

Creator:
Vetter, David, 1971-1984  Search this
Texas Children's Hospital  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Donor:
Vetter, David J., Jr.  Search this
Vetter, Carol Ann  Search this
Vetter, Carol Ann  Search this
Vetter, David J., Jr.  Search this
Collector:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Financial records
Reprints
Periodicals
Reports
Specifications
School records
Student drawings
Correspondence
Legislative documents
Articles
Trade literature
Manuals
Date:
1971-1986
Summary:
Papers document David Vetter, a Texas boy with a rare disease known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. His life in a special isolation unit received widespread publicity.
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to David Vetter, a Texas boy with a rare disease known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. The papers document his and his family's efforts to maintain normalcy in his life in spite of the limitations imposed by his disease, and medical efforts to reduce or cope with the limitations. A special suit was designed for David by NASA scientists to give him mobility, and the papers include documentation of the development and implementation of the suit.

The collection includes letters, greeting cards, photographs, medical records and internal hospital memoranda and documents from the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, procedure manuals for the isolation unit, specifications for the space suit, David's school records and school art projects, receipts and other financial papers, trade literature for products used in creating the sterile isolation unit, medical journals, newspaper and magazine articles, and clippings. The collection also includes a project created by high school students in 1985 about David's life and legislation to honor David with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Correspondence and Press, 1971-1985

Series 2: Mobile Biological Isolation System (MBIS), 1973-1983

Series 3: Medical Publications, 1972-1983

Series 4: Personal Papers, 1978-1983

Series 5: Nimitz High School Project, 1985

Series 6: Texas Children's Hospital Medical Records, 1965-1989

Series 7: Photographs, 1974-1983
Biographical / Historical:
David Vetter (1971-1984) was a Texas boy who was born with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, a disease which required him to live in a sterile, plastic isolation unit. NASA scientists designed and created a special suit for David, which resembled astronauts' space suits. His parents, family, church, doctors, and community all made efforts to enable him to have a normal childhood and life. At age 12, he underwent experimental bone marrow surgery, which was not successful, and David died a few months later. The bone marrow donor, David's sister Katherine, carried a dormant strand of the Epstein-Barr virus which was not detected by the pre-operation screens. He was removed from the bubble in February of 1984 and died 15 days later.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Shriners Hospital Patient Isolation Unit Records, NMAH.AC.1142

Materials in the Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History

Related objects include action figure toys, a t-shirt, and a space suit. See accessioons: 1986.0201 and 1986.0450.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by David Vetter's parents, David and Carol Ann Vetter in 1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some health-related materials in Series 3: Medical Publications, Series 6: Texas Children's Hospital Medical Records, and Series 7: Photographs are restricted until 2034.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Immunological deficiency syndromes  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Hospitals  Search this
Severe combined immunodeficiency  Search this
Immune diseases  Search this
Isolation (Hospital care)  Search this
Greeting cards -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Reprints
Periodicals
Reports -- 1950-1980
Specifications
School records
Student drawings
Correspondence -- 20th century
Legislative documents
Articles -- 20th century
Trade literature
Manuals
Citation:
David Vetter Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1133
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David Vetter Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1133
Online Media:

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency : Early Hospitalisation and Isolation / Peter S. Vickers

Author:
Vickers, Peter S http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2008182033 http://viaf.org/viaf/127992120/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (1 volume)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2009
Topic:
Severe combined immunodeficiency--Patients--Hospital care--Psychological aspects  Search this
Immunological deficiency syndromes in children--Patients--Hospital care--Psychological aspects  Search this
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency--psychology  Search this
Child, Hospitalized--psychology  Search this
Child  Search this
Family--psychology  Search this
Patient Isolation--psychology  Search this
MEDICAL--Pediatrics  Search this
HEALTH & FITNESS--Children's Health  Search this
Call number:
RJ387.D42 V53 2009 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1125492

Gene therapy technologies, applications, and regulations : from laboratory to clinic / edited by Anthony Meager

Author:
Meager, Anthony http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89222635 http://viaf.org/viaf/12461024/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxvi, 411 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
1999
Topic:
Gene therapy  Search this
Genetic Therapy--methods  Search this
Thérapie génique  Search this
HEALTH & FITNESS--Diseases--Genetic  Search this
MEDICAL--Genetics  Search this
Call number:
RB155.8 .G467 1999 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118755

Signal transduction and human disease / edited by Toren Finkel, J. Silvio Gutkind

Author:
Finkel, Toren http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99803471 http://viaf.org/viaf/164239117/  Search this
Gutkind, J. Silvio http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n99256211 http://viaf.org/viaf/34631141/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xviii, 470 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2003
Topic:
Pathology, Molecular  Search this
Cellular signal transduction  Search this
Drugs--Design  Search this
Signal Transduction  Search this
Drug Design  Search this
Pathologie moléculaire  Search this
Transduction du signal cellulaire  Search this
Médicaments--Conception  Search this
MEDICAL--Pathology  Search this
MEDICAL--Pathophysiology  Search this
Cell and molecular biology--Pharmacology pharmaceutical medicine--Genetics  Search this
Call number:
RB113 .S525 2003 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118947

hat

Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 5 in; 13.335 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
hat
Subject:
Immunodeficiency  Search this
SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency)  Search this
Gene Therapy  Search this
ID Number:
1999.0031.03
Catalog number:
1999.0031.03
Accession number:
1999.0031
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ea10-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1446703

Honoring the Legacy of Brian Sorrentino

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Type:
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Published Date:
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:22:40 +0000
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