A book of the records of inoculation for the kine pock

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Title

A book of the records of inoculation for the kine pock

Subject

Town Council of Providence, Rhode Island
Smallpox vaccine
Excerpts
Medical records

Description

A colleague and friend of Harvard's Benjamin Waterhouse, Sylvanus Fansher (1770-1846) successfully vaccinated over 35,000 individuals in New England, New York, and New Jersey before 1816. This register, maintained by the town council of Providence, Rhode Island, records the names and dates of over 5,300 smallpox vaccinations by Fansher, along with physician John Mackie (1780-1833), between 1810 and 1816.

The Providence register along with the Royal Jennerian Society broadside, are some of the recent additions to the extensive collection of books and manuscripts related to smallpox vaccination in the library collections.

Abstract

Excerpt from a register of smallpox vaccinations in Providence, Rhode Island

Creator

Town Council of Providence, Rhode Island

Date Created

1810-1831

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

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Acc. 2000-105)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002816

Provenance

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Adam G. N. Moore to the Boston Medical Library, 2000

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002816_dref.jpg

Citation

Town Council of Providence, Rhode Island, “A book of the records of inoculation for the kine pock,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed September 27, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13018.

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