Packet of 39 vaccination points for smallpox vaccination used at Bristol Station, London, England, 1873

1873 in London

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From top too bottom: A600040 Pt3, Packet of vaccination points used for smallpox vaccination No.7, supplied by the
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Packet of 39 vaccination points for smallpox vaccination No.280, supplied by Government Lymph Establishment, London, and used at Bristol Station, Dec 3rd 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.


Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
A600040 Pt2
complete, ivory and paper (fibre product)
overall - packet: 5 mm x 71 mm x 38 mm, .002 kg
vaccination points immunisation (vaccination), immunisation (vaccination), smallpox and vaccination points
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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