Edward Jenner (1749-1823): Three Original Publications On Vaccination Against Smallpox, 1798

Pese a que el trabajo de Jenner ya estaba en proceso tiempo atrás, será en 1798 cuando aparece publicado el primero de los tres artículos que aquí enlazamos:

My Dear Friend:

In the present age of scientific investigation it is remarkable that a disease of so peculiar a nature as the cow-pox, which has appeared in this and some of the neighbouring counties for such a series of years, should so long have escaped particular attention. Finding the prevailing notions on the subject, both among men of our profession and others, extremely vague and indeterminate, and conceiving that facts might appear at once both curious and useful, I have instituted as strict an inquiry into the causes and effects of this singular malady as local circumstances would admit.

The following pages are the result, which, from motives of the most affectionate regard, are dedicated to you, by

Your sincere friend,

Edward Jenner. Berkeley, Gloucestershire, June 21st, 1798.

Esta edición digital forma parte del proyecto Internet Modern History Sourcebook, de la Fordham University, New York.

Especificamos la licencia de este trabajo: The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes in modern European and World history. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the document is copyright. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use. If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. No permission is granted for commercial use of the Sourcebook.© Paul Halsall, August 1998

La fuente escrita de los artículos es: Scientific papers; physiology, medicine, surgery, geology, with introductions, notes and illustrations. New York, P. F. Collier & son [c1910] The Harvard classics v. 38.


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