Vial of BCG vaccine

1994 in England
Evans Medical Limited

Vials of freeze-dried intradermal BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccine,1 of 10, boxed, each providing ten 0.1ml doses when hydrated, for protection against tuberculosis, by Evans Medical Ltd. Leatherhead, England, 1994

The BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine is used to protect against tuberculosis. The vaccine was developed by French bacteriologists Albert Calmette (1863-1933) and Camille Guérin (1872-1961) at the Pasteur Institute, Lille, France, in 1921. The vaccine was successfully used in France but did not go into widespread use until after the Second World War.

By freeze-drying the vaccines, the treatment can safely be transported over long distances and diluted when needed.

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Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1994-135 Pt3
glass, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
  • drug
Evans Medical Limited

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