After Louis XV died of smallpox in 1774, his successor Louis XVI was vaccinated. The event inspired the hatmakers of Paris to create a new style of headdress called the POUF À L’INOCULATION—the popularity of which helped promote vaccination, and encourage people to be inoculated. (via @HaggardHawks)

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