Prize certificate for vaccination, Rouen, France, 1830-1880

Made:
1830-1880 in Rouen
illustrator:
S Perrucke

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Framed prize certificate for vaccine, awarded by the Comite Charge de l'Administration centrale, Departement de la Seine Inferieure, Rouen, France, 1830-1880

Not much is known about this certificate. Issued in Rouen, France, the title of the certificate translates as “Prize for Vaccinates” and probably refers to the large numbers of people a doctor or ‘special vaccinator’ vaccinated against disease, most likely smallpox. In France, smallpox vaccination was not compulsory until 1902.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
A654537
Materials:
card, glass, paper and wood
type:
certificate
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • drug