smallpox vaccine n.
A vaccine containing vaccinia virus suspensions that is inoculated subcutaneously to immunize against smallpox.
For example, vaccinia immune globulin, or VIG, is stored and ready for the next person who becomes ill from smallpox vaccine.
It is the greatest achievement of medicine since the discovery of the smallpox vaccine.
For commercial products horses (antitoxins) and cattle (smallpox vaccine) are employed.
The other doctor was cutting a few nitches in the boys' left arms so that the smallpox vaccine could do its duty.