Picturing health: 35 years of photojournalism at WHO

PHOTO FEATURE ON SNAKE POISON

The world of snakes: Congo, 1962
A viper caught with a forked stick, Congo
WHO/Didier Henrioud

Didier Henrioud travelled to the Congo in 1962 to photograph research on venomous snakes at the Institut Pasteur in Brazzaville. The photo report, which appeared in the World Health magazine in 1963, centres specifically on the extraction of venom from Bitis gabonica (Gabon viper) in order to produce anti-snakebite serum.

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