Thursday, January 24, 2013

Global Eradication of Smallpox

The Albert Lasker Public Health Service Award was presented to the World Health Organisation for its successful campaign against smallpox. The WHO received with this award a statuette, reproduced on this cover, of the winged Victory of Samothrace, symbolising victory over disease and death.
The stamp on the cover is one of a set of two. This nice FDC was given to me by my friend Merja.

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