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.

By: Jenner, Edward

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Limited edition, one of 500 copies. Includes original onion skin jacket and publisher's box. Minimal wear to board corners, a few 1/2 inch chips from fragile jacket's edges, box edges rubbed with one small tear to box closure. Bookplate of Jerome Glaser M.D. on front paste-down, tipped in on front free endpaper is a card with a lengthy gift note to Dr. Glaser from a patient, dated March 28, 1938, in which they express thanks for his help, and mention that this book may be of interest because it is 'the first book in which the phenomenon of hypersensitivity was described.'Very Good. 1923 Hard Cover. iv, 75 pp. 4to. Original green cloth, paper labels. Facsimile reprint of the 1798 original, published 125 years later, on the 100-year anniversary of Edward Jenner's death. 4 color plates. Garrison-Morton 2529.3 and 5423: Jenner established the fact that a 'vaccination' or inoculation with vaccinia (cowpox) lymph matter protects against smallpox. What is probably the first mention of anaphylaxis appears on p. 13... He performed his first vaccination on May 14, 1796. The above work, describing 23 successful vaccinations, announced to the world one of the greatest triumphs in the history of medicine. Jennerian vaccination soon superseded the protective inoculation of material from human cases of smallpox, which had previously been in vogue... Several facsimile editions have been published. As a result of the success of Jenner's vaccine natural smallpox was eradicated. The official declaration was made by the World Health Organization on May 8, 1980.

Title: 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.

Author: Jenner, Edward

Categories: Biology, Scientific History, 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: R. Lier & C., Milan: 1923

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1999545

Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE VACCINES JENNERIAN VACCINATION SMALL POX SMALLPOX,