Ivory Vaccination Knife

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Ivory Vaccination Knife

4.99

A fine example, probably English, of a folding ivory vaccinator popular from 1800-1850.  Ivory was preferred because the virus would remain viable for several days.  Accordingly, lymph was allowed to dry on the ivory blade and then transported in the closed position to be reactivated with water for vaccination.  In the case of infants the ivory edge was likely sufficient to scarify the skin as well.

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