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Vaccine Ampoule - Triple Antigen, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: HT 3371

Triple antigen vaccine produced by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, about 1960. Used for immunisation against pertussis, diptheria, tetanus. Primarily administered to young children. Vaccine composed of a mixture of Diphtheria toxoid, Tetanus toxoid and killed organisms of strains of Bordetella pertussis.
Glass ampoule with metal lid.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6.30 cm (Height), 14.90 cm (Width), 14.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: diphtheria, infectious diseases, pertussis, tetanus, vaccines
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Text on ampoule label: Commonwealth Serum laboratories, Melb. Aust; Special Product./TRIPLE ANTIGEN (PERTUSSIS DIPTHERIA TETANUS). For Experimental Use Only./0.1% Formalin and 0.01% Sodium Ethyl Mercurithiosalicylate added./Strength H. Pertussis: 20,000 million organisms (Proposed International/Standard) Diptheria Toxoid: 30 Lf per c.c. - Tetanus Toxoid: 7,5 Lf per c.c.
Manufacturer: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), circa 1960

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