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A History of Vaccination

Vaccination began as a traditional therapy over a thousand years ago.
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova
By Ari Daniel

Vaccines are often seen as a marvel of modern medicine. Surprisingly, the history of vaccination extends back centuries. This animated sequence details the intriguing history of vaccination, beginning more than a millennium ago.

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