Vaccinae Vindicia

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Title

Vaccinae Vindicia

Subject

Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
Plates (illustrations)
Boston Medical Library (1805-1826)
Pasipha
Vaccination

Description

Robert John Thornton published this detailed account of smallpox vaccination cases as an attack on Dr. Benjamin Moseley (1742-1819) and other opponents of Edward Jenner's work. In 1800, Moseley, a member of the Royal College of Physicians, suggested that the result of inoculation with cowpox matter might be <i>"That the human character may undergo strange mutations from quadrupedean sympathy and that some modern Pasiphaë may rival the fables of old"</i>—with the plate displayed here showing the result.

Abstract

Illustrated plate alluding to Pasiphae, from Robert John Thornton's Vaccinae Vindicia

Creator

Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837

Publisher

Printed for H. D. Symonds, et al.

Date Created

1806

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 (12.J.101)

Format

image

Extent

1 plate

Provenance

Deposited by the Boston Athenaeum in the Boston Medical Library, 1911

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/pasiphae.jpg

Citation

Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837, “Vaccinae Vindicia,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed October 22, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12899.

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