Mareschal-type vaccinostyles, France, 1881-1920

Made:
1881-1920 in France
maker:
Blanzy-Poure and Company

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Mareschal lancet blades, metal, in cardboard box, supplied by Blanzy Poure and Co., French, 1881-1920, relic of Dr. Gregg

Vaccinostyles were pen nib-like points used for vaccination. The nibs were mounted on to a pen holder, dipped into the vaccine, sunk into the skin (to administer the vaccine) and thrown away after one use. Vaccinostyles were particularly popular in France and Belgium and were made by fountain pen makers. The pen-like vaccinator was still available in 1952.

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Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
A615203
Materials:
box, cardboard, metal
type:
vaccinator
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • drug
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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