Packet of smallpox vaccine

Made:
1979 in Elstree

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One of two cartons of dried smallpox vaccine, each containing one ampoule of 25 doses, by the Lister Institute,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Two packets of dried smallpox vaccine, each containing one ampoule of 25 doses, by the Lister Institute, Elstree,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Box, aluminium strip and instruction manual for one of two cartons of dried smallpox vaccine by the Lister Institute,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

One of two packets of dried smallpox vaccine, each containing one ampoule of 25 doses, by the Lister Institute, Elstree, England, 1979

Made by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, the dried smallpox vaccine needs to be mixed with a liquid before use.

The vaccine is dated 1979.On 9 December that year a group of eminent scientists certified the successful global eradication of smallpox.

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Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1986-1658 Pt1
Materials:
cardboard, glass and paper (fibre product)
type:
vaccines
credit:
Intercare (Leicester)

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