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A Pyrex Povitsky bottle, used to produce polio virus for vaccine production.

Corning Glass Works1960/1960

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

This toxin culture bottle, produced by Corning Glass Works, was designed by Dr. Olga R. Povitsy of the New York State Department of Health in 1930. It was instrumental in the production of the polio cultures required for mass vaccination campaigns in the 1960s.

Transcript: 1295 Bottles Diphtheria Toxin
With off-set tooled neck. For the preparation of Diphtheria Toxin. Designed by Olga R. Povitsky.

Details

  • Title: A Pyrex Povitsky bottle, used to produce polio virus for vaccine production.
  • Creator: Corning Glass Works
  • Date Created: 1960/1960
  • Location Created: New York, New York, United States of America
  • Type: Medical Technology
  • Original Source: Corning Glass Works
  • Rights: Excerpt, PYREX LABORATORY GLASSWARE CATALOG LG-2 + SUPPLEMENT #1, Corning Glass Works (used with permission)

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