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Vaccine Bottle - Venereal Disease, 1920s Object Reg. No: HT 3279

Bottle of Bacillus Bulgaricus used as a vaccine to venereal disease, 1920s. Manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd, Parkville, Victoria.
Glass jar with glass lid, bound in paper. Contains clear dark brown fluid. Paper label.
Statement Of Significance:
An early example of a vaccine produced by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.50 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: bottles, medicines, sexually transmitted diseases stds, vaccines
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Label: BACILLUS BULGARICUS/FOR USE IN VENEREAL DISEASE./Living culture in whey./Commonwealth Serum Laboroatories, Melbourne, Australia.
Maker: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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