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An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae: a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the cow pox, Springfield, MA, 1802 (Reprint from the 1802 London edition).

Author/Artist: Jenner MD, Edward (1749-1823)

Type: Book

Topic: Smallpox

Title page of An Inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae

English physician and scientist Edward Jenner pioneered the smallpox vaccine in 1796 when he inoculated a young boy, James Phipps, with pustules of cowpox, a disease similar to but much milder than smallpox

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