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Vaccinae Vindicia

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Title:
Vaccinae Vindicia
Description:
Robert John Thornton published this detailed account of smallpox vaccination cases as an attack on Dr. Benjamin Moseley (1742-1819) and other opponents of Edward Jenner's work. In 1800, Moseley, a member of the Royal College of Physicians, suggested that the result of inoculation with cowpox matter might be "That the human character may undergo strange mutations from quadrupedean sympathy and that some modern Pasiphaë may rival the fables of old"—with the plate displayed here showing the result. Illustrated plate alluding to Pasiphae, from Robert John Thornton's Vaccinae Vindicia
Creator:
Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
Date:
1806
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (12.J.101)
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
Plates (illustrations)
Boston Medical Library (1805-1826)
Pasipha
Vaccination
Extent:
1 plate
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Publisher:
Printed for H. D. Symonds, et al.
Notes:
Deposited by the Boston Athenaeum in the Boston Medical Library, 1911