Maybe you've heard about Edward Jenner and his cows as the beginning of modern vaccines, but did you know how vaccination went global?
In 1803, a Spanish doctor used orphans and enslaved children to incubate the smallpox vaccine in their own bodies, travelling through the Caribbean, Mexico, the Philippines, China, and back to Europe.
This outdoor exhibition explores that voyage, literally the first global health mission, showing how the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade were entwined with the vaccine revolution.
Venue: University of Edinburgh campus
Presented by The University of Edinburgh
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Enjoy a lunchtime tour every Thursday at 1pm for the Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World exhibition (Raphael is not included). Spaces are strictly limited so this must be pre-booked in advance.
This exhibition showcases a stunning new collection of fine art oil paintings, canvas and limited edition prints in a series inspired by the beautiful and historic Old Course.