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.
- Public Health & Hygiene
- Object Number:
- 1986-1658 Pt2
box: 28 mm x 62 mm x 9 mm, .005 kg
vial: 42 mm 11 mm,
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Permanent collection
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