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1613.002

Box for smallpox vaccine

Production date
1982
Production place
Bern
Production organisations
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY
SWISS SERUM AND VACCINE INSTITUTE
Associated organisations
Department for health and social security
swiss serum and vaccine institute
Associated place
bern
Labels
By 1982, when this box for a smallpox vaccine was produced, smallpox had been declared officially eradicated worldwide by WHO, and smallpox vaccination ended in the UK in 1970s. However, stocks of the smallpox virus were held at certain laboratories in Britain where staff would needed to have been vaccinated against the virus. Thus, the vaccine originally contained in this box, by by Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute for Department of Health and Social Security, 1982, may have derived from such a venture.

Part 1613.002

Classification:
1401: Lancets and scarification
Object Name:
box
Location:
On Display