Smallpox vaccination techniques; from knives and forks to needles and pins.

@article{Baxby2002SmallpoxVT,
  title={Smallpox vaccination techniques; from knives and forks to needles and pins.},
  author={Derrick Baxby},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 16},
  pages={
          2140-9
        }
}
Factors affecting the development of smallpox vaccination techniques are discussed and 11 different techniques for inoculating the vaccine are identified and described. The earliest, the simple cut or scratch, was already widely used for smallpox inoculation (variolation). Later, when it became evident that Jenner's claim of lifelong protection was not being achieved parallel, cross-hatched and rotatory methods which produced more severe reactions were introduced, often at more than one site… CONTINUE READING
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