This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Vaccine virus is the material obtained from skin eruptions of calves having vaccinia. The "pulp" is ground and mixed with varying percentages of glycerol. It is usually marketed in capillary tubes or. as glycerinated points.
Action and Uses: Vaccine virus is used as prophylactic against small-pox.