Glass bottle with immunoglobulin to fight against chickenpox, England, 1964

Made:
1964 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Bottle, glass, with cap, metal ring, for gamma globulin solution, chicken pox, with contents, prepared by Lister Institute, English, 1964

This glass bottle contains immunoglobulin to fight against chickenpox. Immunoglobulin is a type of antibody found in blood plasma. Taken from donors recovering from chicken pox, immunoglobulin is injected into those who are at risk from the disease. These include premature babies, whose immune system would not be able to cope with the infection.

Chickenpox is a common and highly infectious childhood virus which many people experience. An attack gives most people life-long immunity. This sample was produced for the British Ministry of Health.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A606004
Materials:
bottle, glass, bottle, metal, box, paper
type:
bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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