Hand of Sarah Nelmes

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Title

Hand of Sarah Nelmes

Subject

Skelton, William, 1763-1848
Vaccination
Vaccinia
Scientific illustrations (images)

Description

This colored plate appears in the first edition of Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of Variolæ Vaccinæ and depicts the cowpox pustules on the hand of dairymaid Sarah Nelmes. Cowpox matter from these pustules was used to vaccinate the boy James Phipps in 1796.

Abstract

Colored plate showing cowpox pustules from Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of Variolae Vaccinae

Creator

Skelton, William, 1763-1848

Date Created

1798

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

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

Format

image

Extent

1 plate

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002465

Provenance

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

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002465_ref.jpg

Citation

Skelton, William, 1763-1848, “Hand of Sarah Nelmes,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 19, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6634.

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