A diseased woman turning into a mermaid, a physician riding a cow and an apothecary wielding a syringe form a grotesque procession that scares children; satirizing the fear of the French public in the face of vaccination. Coloured etching.

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Gare la vaccine. Triomphe de la petite verole


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      'A diseased woman turning into a mermaid, a physician riding a cow and an apothecary wielding a syringe form a grotesque procession that scares children; satirizing the fear of the French public in the face of vaccination. Coloured etching.' . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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