Event Date
1876
Included in All Dates?
Yes
Unique ID
80
Associated Media Filename

34, 33, 16

The New York Board of Health established a vaccine farm in Lakeview, New Jersey. Lymph from calves infected with cowpox virus was harvested and used as vaccine. The use of animal lymph reduced transmission of human illnesses such as leprosy and syphilis.The Wyeth strain of vaccine was later derived from this vaccine.

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Diseases & Vaccines
Smallpox