Influenza Virus Vaccine, Types A and B - Calcium Phosphate Adsorbed - Refined and Concentrated

Influenza Virus Vaccine, Types A and B - Calcium Phosphate Adsorbed - Refined and Concentrated

Description (Brief)
World War II propelled vaccine development and influenza research. Nobody wanted a repeat of the pandemic that devastated the troops and general population in WWI. The influenza virus had finally been identified, and the problem of how to grow it (in chicken eggs) was largely solved. “Prepared in the extra-embryonic fluid of the chick embryo” is stated prominently on this package of one of the earliest influenza virus vaccines.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
biological
vaccine, influenza
date made
1945 - 1946
expiration date
1946-12-25
maker
Parke, Davis and Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; x 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
MG.M-06427
catalog number
M-06427
accession number
173771
Credit Line
Gift of Parke, Davis & Company
subject
Vaccines
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Influenza
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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