Papers Relating to the History and Practice of Vaccination

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Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1857 - Smallpox - 188 pages
 

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Page lv - It is now the fashion to place the golden age of England in times when noblemen were destitute of comforts the want of which would be intolerable to a modern footman, when farmers and shopkeepers breakfasted on loaves the very sight of which would raise a riot in a .modern workhouse...
Page lxxix - Have 7/0 any reason to believe or suspect that lymph, from a true Jennerian vesicle, has ever been a vehicle of syphilitic, scrofulous, or other constitutional infection to the vaccinated person ; or that unintentional inoculation with some other disease, instead of the proposed vaccination, has occurred in the hands of a duly educated medical practitioner ? IV.
Page 1 - ... it became evident that a person might milk a cow one day, and, having caught the disease, be for ever secure ; while another person, milking the same cow the next day, might feel the influence of the virus in...
Page 2 - A number of children were inoculated in succession, one from the other ; and after several months had elapsed, they were exposed to the infection of the smallpox; some by inoculation, others by variolous effluvia, and some in both ways, but they all resisted it.
Page xx - That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he will be graciously pleased to issue a Commission for inquiring into the defects, occasioned by time and otherwise, in the Laws of this realm, and into the measures necessary for removing the same.
Page 2 - ... small-pox — some by inoculation, others by variolous effluvia, and some in both ways — but they all resisted it. The result of these trials gradually led me into a wider field of experiment, which I went over not only with great attention, but with painful solicitude. This became universally known through a treatise published in June, 1798.
Page 21 - ... admitted are for the decennial period from the age of fifteen to twenty-five, and although progressively diminishing, they continue rather large up to thirty, and from thirty to thirty-five they are nearly the same as from ten to fifteen ; but as in the unprotected at this period of life, the mortality is doubled, showing the cause to be probably as much or more depending on age and its concomitants as on other circumstances. In still further advanced life, the ratio of mortality will be seen...
Page lv - ... men died faster in the purest country air than they now die in the most pestilential lanes of our towns, and when men died faster in the lanes of our towns than they now die on the Coast of Guiana.
Page 15 - After this lapse of time from vaccination, the most trustworthy evidence we can generally obtain of its perfection is from the cicatrices, and this evidence I shall be able to show is a very good guide to the general amount of protection conferred by vaccination, if not to be depended on even in each indivdual case, it is so when the observation is extended and applied to the community at large.
Page xviii - Among the numerous shocking cases of cowpox which I have heard of, I know not if the most horrible of all has yet been published, viz. of a child at Peckham, who, after being inoculated with the cowpox, had its former natural disposition absolutely changed to the brutal ; so that it ran upon all fours like a BEAST, bellowing like a cow, and butting with its head like a bull.

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