Wooden Box of Ivory Points Used for Smallpox Vaccination

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Location
Currently not on view
National Museum of American History
unknown
Credit Line
Gift of the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Physical Description
ivory (overall material)
wood (container material)
Measurements
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
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Health & Medicine
Antibody Initiative: New York City Public Health Collections
Antibody Initiative: Smallpox
ca 1870 - 1905
Object Name
biological
vaccinator, points
public health
ID Number
2017.0184.073
accession number
2017.0184
catalog number
2017.0184.073