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    JENNER, EDWARD. An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variole Vaccine, a Disease Discovered in some of the western counties of England...and known by the name of The Cow Pox. From the Second London Edition. Springfield, [Mass.]: Re-printed for Dr. Samuel Cooley, by Ashley & Brewer, 1802. 1st Am. ed. 4, 116 pp. 4 hand colored plates, as called for. Contemp. calf, crudely backed, somewhat loose. Text sound. $1,750.00

     

    Austin 1051(locating nine institutional copies of the American edition). See G-M 5423; Horblit 56; Dibner 127, Lilly 151; LeFanu 24. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 53.

    PMM 250: "Jenner's work is the basis of the modern science of immunology. When Pasteur successfully inoculated sheep against anthrax he called such preventive inoculations ' vaccines' in honour of Jenner, a name which has been kept for the successful Salk and Sabin vaccines against poliomyelitis. Jenner had started one of the greatest practical advances in preventive medicine and today there are inoculations which confer immunity against scarlet fever, typhoid fever, diphtheria, whooping-couch and tetanus, as well as the old-age plagues such as bubonic plague, cholera and yellow fever."

 

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