ID#: 17596
This 1976 image depicts what was a variolator container from Ethiopia, which had contained variolation material of a powdery consistency, which had been used to vaccinate people against smallpox. The powdery substance was produced through the process of grinding up dried, smallpox scabs taken from a smallpox patient, which would then be used to inoculate an uninfected person, thereby, producing a less severe, milder form of the disease in the newly infected individual. See PHIL 15838, for another view of this historic artifact.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Brian Holloway
Creation Date: 1976
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.