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A public vaccinator at work.

A public vaccinator at work.
Public vaccinator at work.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6350
Description: A Borough Council public vaccinator at work. One of the many functions of the Borough Councils, created in 1900, was to oversee compulsory vaccination against contagious diseases such as smallpox. This could involve visits to places of work, schools and homes. This illustration appeared in 'Living London' (1901-02), edited by George R Sims.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1901
Credit line: G.R. Sims, Living London
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