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Jenner’s Debt to Sutton

Gavin Weightman

in The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300241440
eISBN:
9780300256314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241440.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter assesses whether Edward Jenner would have discovered the protective power of cowpox even if there had been no inoculation before vaccination. In his account of how he made his discovery, ... More


Cowmania!

Gavin Weightman

in The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300241440
eISBN:
9780300256314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241440.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how vaccination was to conquer the world in a very short space of time, despite the fact that the research on which it was based was very limited and, in some vital respects, ... More


The Vaccinators

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tracks the rapid transmission of the cowpox vaccine throughout the Japanese Islands in the summer and fall of 1849. A detailed chronology shows how ranpō physicians (physicians who ... More


The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Stanley Williamson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Smallpox was for several centuries one of the most deadly, most contagious, and most feared of diseases. This book charts the history of one of the most controversial techniques in medical history. ... More


Introduction

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book analyzes the impact of Western medical knowledge on Japan during the last-half century of the Tokugawa era, tracing the global transmission of Jennerian vaccination—Western technology that ... More


Jenner's Cowpox Vaccine

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the social, political, and institutional frameworks within which Edward Jenner conceived and presented his hypothesis that cowpox virus, Variolae vaccinae, could be used to ... More


The Great Benefactor

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Edward Jenner, who studied the use of cowpox to prevent smallpox. In May 1796 Sarah Nelmes, the daughter of a farmer in the neighbourhood of Berkeley, developed cowpox on her ... More


A Cruel and Degrading Imposture

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes two prominent opponents of vaccination who were also members of the medical profession. The first is Edgar Crookshank, Professor of Comparative Pathology and Bacteriology and ... More


The Great Pox

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the threat of contracting the Great Pox, or syphilis, from vaccination. The introduction in 1853 of compulsion focused attention on the source of the ‘vaccine disease’. While ... More


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