Vaccine Inoculation

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Title

Vaccine Inoculation

Subject

Vaccination
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

This unusual illustration of a child's arm with the distinctive mark of inoculation was inserted in Benjamin Waterhouse's own copy of The Origin of the Vaccine Inoculation (London : printed by D. N. Shury, 1801). The Origin was Edward Jenner's attempt to prove his claim to the priority of cowpox inoculation. He concludes the treatise with the words "An hundred thousand persons, upon the smallest computation, have been inoculated in these realms. The numbers who have partaken of its benefits throughout Europe and other parts of the Globe are incalculable: and it now becomes too manifest to admit of controversy, that the annihilation of the Small Pox, the most dreadful scourge of the human species, must be the final result of this practice."

Abstract

Watercolor illustration of a child's arm with an inoculation mark, inserted into Benjamin Waterhouse's copy of The Origin of the Vaccine Inoculation by Edward Jenner

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1801, circa

Rights

The Harvard 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 (fRC183.4 .J43 1801)

Format

image

Extent

1 watercolor painting

Language

English

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002450

Provenance

Gift of Louisa Lee Waterhouse to the Harvard College Library, 1858, and deposited in the Harvard Medical Library

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002450_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Vaccine Inoculation,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed January 29, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6639.

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