Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.501
Dimensions: 11 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Flier for the 2001–2002 Case Conference and Guest Lecture Series on January 31, 2002, at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. The speaker is Judith Miller on the topic "Bioterrorism and the Role of Public Health."
In October 2001, the first inhalational anthrax case in the United States since 1976 was identified in a media company worker in Florida. This and subsequent anthrax attacks fueled anxiety about increased potential for biological and chemical threats. Investigators eventually traced the anthrax to letters mailed from New Jersey to congressional offices, television stations, and newspapers around the country. In total, the anthrax attacks killed five people and sickened 17 others.