- 19th century smallpox vaccination instruments
A physician or other vaccinator used instruments like these to score the flesh on the arm prior to applying the inoculating material to the wound. In the early- and mid-1800s, the material usually came from the vesicle of a previously vaccinated infant. Later, lymph from calves would replace humanized lymph.
- The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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- The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Information Upon the Subject of the Prevention of Small-Pox, by Vaccination. Eastern Dispensary of the City of New York, 1859.