Catching Cowpox: The Early Spread of Smallpox Vaccination, 1798–1810

  title={Catching Cowpox: The Early Spread of Smallpox Vaccination, 1798–1810},
  author={Andrea A. Rusnock},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  pages={17 - 36}
  • Andrea A. Rusnock
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
  • The introduction of smallpox vaccination after the publication of Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of Variolae Vaccinae depended on the spread of cowpox, a relatively rare disease. How Europeans and their colonial allies transported and maintained cowpox in new environments is a social and technological story involving a broad range of individuals from physicians and surgeons to philanthropists, ministers, and colonial administrators. Putting cowpox in new places also… CONTINUE READING
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