These children, photographed around the beginning of the 20th century, have smallpox. These images were published in the official report of the Department of Public Health in 1902 to illustrate the benefits of vaccination – the child at the top was immunised against smallpox and the other child was not.
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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1902, H-31
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