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Vaccination Against Smallpox

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The once-dreaded scourge of smallpox has been eradicated through barrier immunization. The eminent scientist Edward Jenner (1749-1823) was a pioneer in demonstrating that vaccination was an effective means of preventing smallpox. In the three groundbreaking treatises contained in this volume, originally published between 1798 and 1800, Jenner summarizes his evidence in fav ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Prometheus Books
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Very boring, but interesting and insightful. Avoid if looking for something that is dynamic and interesting. Go for it if you are interested in scientific processes.
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he did make scientific history, but he used some very distasteful methods.
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The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox An Inquiry Into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae On Vaccination Against Smallpox (Dodo Press) The Gold Leaves Letter from Doctor Edward Jenner, to William Dillwyn, Esq., on the Effects of Vaccination, in Preserving from the Small-Pox: To Which Are Added Sundry Documents Relating to Vaccination, Referred to and Accompanying the Letter.

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