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Hilary C. Aquino

Hilary C. Aquino, an assistant professor of History at Albright College in Reading, PA, is a New York City native.   She is currently writing a book on the career of Dr. Leona Baumgartner, the first female commissioner of the New York City Department of Health.

Hilary C. Aquino appears in the following:

At the Forefront of Death: Cancer in Midcentury

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
D.I.Y. pap smears and other 1950s anti-cancer tools.
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Leona Baumgartner, Elvis, and the Fight Against Polio

Sunday, August 18, 2013

WNYC

If it's good enough for Elvis, it's good enough for you and your child - On the birthday of the city's first female Health Commissioner, we honor Dr. Leona Baumgartner and the New York City publicity campaign for the polio vaccine.

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