Longtime Enemies Art and Science Unite to Promote Vaccination

Inoculation like you’ve never seen it before.

Alexia Sinclair, Edward Jenner's Smallpox Discovery portrait features Dr. Edward Jenner inoculating James Phipps, the first person to receive the smallpox vaccine. Dr. Jenner’s work in the late 18th century led to the eradication of smallpox in the 1980s. The aristocratic woman in the center represents how smallpox affected all classes of society, and the flowers symbolize the global impact of smallpox.

Louis Pasteur, the father of the germ theory, probably didn’t pick up a paint brush in his spare time. And it’s unlikely Andy Warhol was very concerned about potential bacteria floating in the Campbell’s soup can.

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