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RC183 .A2 J4 "An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolµ vaccinµ, a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the cow pox / By Edward Jenner."
"Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823."

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Edward Jenner, 1749-1823.

An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolĉ vaccinĉ, a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the cow pox / By Edward Jenner. [1st ed.] London, Printed for the author by Sampson Low, and sold by Law [etc.] 1798.

Armorial bookplate of Robert Phillipps of Longworth Co. Hereford, Esquire.

Plagues of smallpox ravaged Europe and the American colonies, and the disease became the special study of Jenner in 1776. A country practitioner, he had noticed that milkmaids having cowpox sores on their hands remained immune from smallpox and that others that had had smallpox in a milder form became immune to its reappearance. Jenner then developed a method of taking lymph from one having cowpox and injecting this vaccine (Latin, vacca, a cow) into one to be immunized. He first so immunized a boy and then, as detailed in the above tract, treated 22 other patients with complete success.

(Heralds of Science, 1955, p. 58)



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