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The new method of inoculating for the small-pox: delivered in a lecture in the University of Pennsylvania, on the 20th of February, 1781.

Author/Artist: Rush MD, Benjamin (1745-1813)

Type: Pamphlet

Topic: Smallpox

The new method of inoculating for the small-pox

Professor Benjamin Rush lectured on smallpox inoculation, a process that introduced a healthy person to smallpox infected materials for the purpose of causing a mild form of the disease, and then immunity. During inoculation, the infected person would be looked after during the course of the disease. Inoculation was risky, though, as some patients would not survive their bout with smallpox.

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