1 ampoule poliomyelitis vaccine (Salk) no 15-6-56 [in wooden box - not original packaging], landmark CSL product: 1956 Salk inactivated virus poliomyelitis vaccine. Human vaccine products from 1950's. manufactured by Commonwealth Serum laboratories, Parkville

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Wooden box with cotton wool and one glass ampoule of amber coloured solution.


In 1956 CSL produced the Salk vaccine against polio. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Government, the vaccine was issued free of charge to everyone in Australia and to Australian nationals overseas.

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