One ampoule of dried smallpox vaccine, enough for 25 doses. From one of two cartons of dried smallpox vaccine by the Lister Institute, Elstree, England, 1979. This carton also contains one aluminium strip and instruction manual (see note).
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.
- Public Health & Hygiene
- Object Number:
- 1986-1658 Pt2/1
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
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