Packet of 30 vaccination points for smallpox vaccination used at Blackfriars Station, London, England, 1873

Made:
1873 in London
From top too bottom: A600040 Pt3, Packet of vaccination points used for smallpox vaccination No.7, supplied by the SMG00271319

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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
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

SMG00271319
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Packet of 30 vaccination points for smallpox vaccination No.954, supplied by the Government Lymph Establishment, London, and used at Blackfriars Station, London, Dec 2nd 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 Pt4
Materials:
incomplete, ivory and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall - packet: 7 mm x 83 mm x 46 mm, .002 kg
type:
vaccination points immunisation (vaccination), immunisation (vaccination), smallpox and vaccination points
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment