An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ

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Title

An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ

Subject

Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823
Vaccination
Title pages
Vaccinia
Smallpox

Description

The first edition of Edward Jenner's publication contains his evidence that inoculation with cowpox vaccine matter could be a preventive against smallpox. Pages 32-35 concern Case XVII, an eight-year-old named James Phipps, who was inoculated with cowpox matter taken from Sarah Nelmes, a dairymaid, on May 14, 1796. Subsequent inoculation with smallpox demonstrated the boy's immunity to the disease. The case was Jenner's first vaccination of a human patient.

The title-page of this copy of An Inquiry bears a presentation inscription by Edward Jenner to the Reverend John Clinch.

Abstract

Title page of Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae

Creator

Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823

Publisher

Sampson Low

Date Created

1798

Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (fRC183 .A2J43 c.1)

Format

text

Extent

1 title page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002453

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Michael Freebern Gavin to the Boston Medical Library, 1905

Files

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Citation

Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823, “An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ ,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 6, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6619.

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