Lancets belonging to Edward Jenner

Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner.  In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner.  In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner.  In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner.  In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner.  In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a

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Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner. In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner. In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner. In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner. In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner. In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Vaccination lancet, belonging to Jenner

These lancets belonged to Edward Jenner (1749-1823). In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a cowpox sore through a person's skin, in order to inoculate them against smallpox, a similar but more dangerous disease. He called his method "vaccination", from "vacca", the Latin word for cow.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600034
Materials:
blade, ivory and handle, tortoiseshell
Measurements:
overall: 2 mm x 53 mm x 35 mm, .0016 kg
type:
lancets
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust