Diphtheria Bacillus
(A) strength 10million per cc.

Item from detailer's case containing samples of human and animal vaccines, manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL), about 1920s. Used by CSL's first medical detailer (sales rep), Mr Frank Trapp, in the 1920s. Initially he was the only detailer for CSL and covered the entire Eastern half of Australia. Contents include products relating to dysentery, meningococcal, tuberculosis, diphtheria, influenza, cholera, typhoid, canine distemper, horse serum, pneumonia, and many others.

Physical Description

Glass vial of CSL product.


Early collection of CSL products. Also an example of equipment used by sales people whilst on the road.

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