Anti-streptococci serum, France, 1888-1932

1888-1932 in Paris
Institut Pasteur

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Glass ampoule, of antistreptococci serum, made by Pasteur Institute in wooden box with seal intact, French, 1881

Streptococci bacteria are responsible for a wide range of skin and throat diseases, including scarlet fever and tonsillitis. If the bacterium gets into the blood, more serious conditions develop. This immune serum contains antibodies from an animal infected with streptococci and would be injected into a human patient to gain immunity from the bacteria. The vaccine was made by the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France.


Public Health & Hygiene
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ampoule, glass, box, metal, box, paper, packing, box, string and box, wood
immune serum
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
Sharpe, S.W.

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