Nine doses of Sabin-type polio vaccine, London, England, 1994

Made:
1994 in London
maker:
The Wellcome Foundation Limited

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Doses of live BP Trivalent (sabin type) poliomyelitis vaccine, 9 of 10 (without packing), individually sealed in small
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Doses of live BP Trivalent (sabin type) poliomyelitis vaccine, 9 of 10 (without packing), individually sealed in small
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Selection of nine of 10 perforated plastic packages of poliomyelitis vaccine live (oral), BP with instructions. Trivalent human diploid by The Wellcome Foundation Limited, London, supplied by Evans Medical Limited, Leatherhead, England, 1994. Supplied in individual sealed plastic tubes for oral administration (see note).

In 1957, Albert Bruce Sabin (1906-93), a Russian-American bacteriologist, developed the polio vaccine that carries his name. Each plastic tube contains a dose of Sabin-type polio vaccine, which is to be administered orally. The Sabin-type vaccine largely replaced the earlier injectable vaccine developed by Sabin’s rival, Jonas Salk.

This particular vaccine was manufactured by The Wellcome Foundation Ltd and supplied by Evans Medical Ltd.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1994-192 Pt2
Materials:
materia medica, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
4 capsule row: 8 mm x 85 mm x 56 mm, .01 kg
5 capsule row: 8 mm x 105 mm x 56 mm, .01 kg
paper instructions: 134 mm x 100 mm
type:
vaccine
taxonomy:
  • drug
status:
Permanent collection

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