Posts Tagged: imperial medicine

Heat and Vaccine Lymph: How warm climates disrupted British imperial public health practices, 1880-1903

By Kristin Brig In his 1894 Reports on the Public Health in the British Cape Colony, Dr. Alfred Gregory spotted a frustrating problem with the colony’s supply of vaccine lymph: hot temperatures were killing the lymph’s cowpox viruses, rendering the

Heat and Vaccine Lymph: How warm climates disrupted British imperial public health practices, 1880-1903

By Kristin Brig In his 1894 Reports on the Public Health in the British Cape Colony, Dr. Alfred Gregory spotted a frustrating problem with the colony’s supply of vaccine lymph: hot temperatures were killing the lymph’s cowpox viruses, rendering the