Inoculation, Immunity,

INOCULATION [Latin: in, into +oculus, a bud] Practiced in the India for smallpox since ancient times. Giacomo Pylarini (1659–1718), an Italian physician inoculated three children with smallpox material. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762), the wife of British ambassador to Constantinople, introduced the method inoculating her five year old daughter in the presence of seven physicians in 1718. King George I became interested in the procedure, and he had it tried on six condemned criminals on the death row in 1721. The next trial was done on eleven children from charity schools, and finding it a success King George’s two grandchildren were inoculated. In America the material taken from the pustule of a person with smallpox was used to inoculate his son by a Boston physician, Zabdiel Boyston (1680–1766) in 1721. This was the first instance of smallpox inoculation in America. The first book in America, which dealt with small pox vaccination was written in the same year by Benjamin Colman (1673–1747) of Boston. Benjamin Jesty (1731–1816) from Yetminster, England, introduced the method of inoculation with the material taken from a cowpox sore in the udder and, using a stocking needle, successfully inoculated his wife and two sons. Edward Jenner (1749–1823), a physician in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, noted that dairymaids contaminated with cowpox were immune to smallpox and published his findings in 1798. The wide dissemination of his papers led to his cowpox vaccine being shipped to the United States on pieces of fabric soaked in the virus and sealed into glass vials.  Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846) of Harvard first used this vaccine and sent some to Thomas Jefferson who vaccinated his family, servants, friends and neighbors.



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Vaccine and Serum Therapy, Park, Davis and Company, First Edition, 1935, good copy
Vaccine and Serum Therapy, Park, Davis and Company, First Edition, 1935, good copy
£38.00
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Bacterial and Virus Diseases by H.J. Parish, First Edition, 1948
Bacterial and Virus Diseases by H.J. Parish, First Edition, 1948
£58.00
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Recent Advances in Materia Medica, Joshua Harold Burn (1892-1981),  J A Churchill 1932 First Edition very good copy
Recent Advances in Materia Medica, Joshua Harold Burn (1892-1981), J A Churchill 1932 First Edition very good copy
£98.00
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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Selected Passages From Her Letters Arthur R., M.A., (Editor) Ropes 1892
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Selected Passages From Her Letters Arthur R., M.A., (Editor) Ropes 1892
£155.00
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The Specificity of Serological Reactions, Karl Landsteiner, Baillerie Tindall, 1936 First Edition, very good copy
The Specificity of Serological Reactions, Karl Landsteiner, Baillerie Tindall, 1936 First Edition, very good copy
£245.00
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