Packets of smallpox vaccination points, London, 1873

Made:
1873 in London
From top too bottom: A600040 Pt3, Packet of vaccination points used for smallpox vaccination No.7, supplied by the

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From top too bottom: A600040 Pt3, Packet of vaccination points used for smallpox vaccination No.7, supplied by the
Science Museum Group Collection
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Smallpox vaccination points, 5 packets supplied and used by the Government Lymph Establishment London, 1873

The National Vaccine Establishment was founded in 1808 to promote small-pox vaccination and provide a trustworthy supply of lymph for this purpose. Vaccination stations were set up in Bristol, Liverpool and London. Packets of ivory vaccination points were sent to each station to vaccinate the general public free of charge. Vaccinators were also trained at the stations.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600040
Materials:
ivory and paper
type:
vaccination point
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Government Lymph Establishment