Glass ampoule of dysentery vaccine, Paris, France, 1917

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Glass ampoule of dysentery vaccine, Paris, France, 1917. This vaccine was made by Laboratoire de l'Armée (the Army Laboratory) in Paris, France in 1917. The vaccine would have been injected through the skin and was intended to provide protection against a form of dysentery known as Flexner’s dysentery. Simon Flexner (1863–1946), an American bacteriologist, identified the bacteria that caused the disease while working in the Philippines in 1899. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: ymqjdy2k.

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