Box, aluminium strip and instruction manual for one of two cartons of dried smallpox vaccine 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. 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.