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Smallpox pustule gauge, c 1920.

Smallpox pustule gauge, c 1920.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


A gauge for measuring the size of smallpox pustules, made by Young's of Edinburgh. The doctor could relate a patient's pustules to four typical sizes, ranging from half an inch to four fifths of an inch in diameter.

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