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Public Health

Title: Photograph of a Man With Smallpox
Type: Photograph
Date: no date
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This man had been vaccinated for smallpox years ago, but still contracted the disease.

Transcription:

Roomer Person who lives in a rented room. in the home of the original undiagnosed Not identified as having smallpox. case. Vaccinated successfully as a baby in Scotland, i.e., about 23 years ago. Not vaccinated since. Mild attack as a consequence. Is a fair sample of the mild smallpox which we found in persons previously vaccinated no matter how long berfore. (12 to 60 years)