Dried smallpox vaccine

Made:
1979 in Elstree
maker:
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine

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Packet of dried smallpox vaccine (1986-1658) with six bifurcated needles for smallpox vaccination (1979-61). Top three
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Packet of dried smallpox vaccine (1986-1658) with six bifurcated needles for smallpox vaccination (1979-61). Top three
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of two cartons of dried smallpox vaccine, each containing one ampoule of 25 doses, by the Lister Institute, Elstree, England, 1979. Contains ampoule of dried vaccine, liquid for mixing this with before use, and packaging consisting of box, one aluminium strip and instruction manual.

Made by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, the dried smallpox vaccine needs to be mixed with a liquid before use. It is shown here with six bifurcated needles for smallpox vaccination (1979-61).

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

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1986-1658 Pt2
Materials:
aluminium, cardboard, glass, materia medica, paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
box: 28 mm x 62 mm x 9 mm, .005 kg
vial: 42 mm 11 mm,
type:
vaccine
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • drug
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
  • containers
  • containers
credit:
Intercare (Leicester)

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