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Vaccinating the Poor, 1873

Well-known American illustrator Sol Eytinge Jr. created Vaccinating the Poor, 1873. The image shows a scene of widespread vaccination of the underclasses. By the late 1800s, vaccination had become a common and accepted form of disease prevention.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Man getting vaccinated by doctor and people of all ages and ethnicities lined up.
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    Sol Eytinge Jr. (1833–1905)