Wooden Box of Ivory Points Used for Smallpox Vaccination

Wooden Box of Ivory Points Used for Smallpox Vaccination

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Object Name
vaccinator, points
public health
date made
ca 1870 - 1905
Physical Description
ivory (overall material)
wood (container material)
overall, wooden box: 2 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 18.7325 cm x 13.6525 cm
overall, small vaccination point: 1 1/2 in x 1/4 in; x 3.81 cm x.635 cm
overall, larger stick: 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 1/4 in;.3175 cm x 7.9375 cm x.635 cm
overall, smallpox vaccine kit box: 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Health & Medicine
Antibody Initiative: New York City Public Health Collections
Antibody Initiative: Smallpox
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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