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The Life of Edward Jenner M.D.

The Life of Edward Jenner M.D.
With Illustrations of his Doctrines, and Selections from his Correspondence
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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071154

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  • Written by his friend, the physician John Baron (1786–1851), this laudatory biography of the 'father of immunology' did much to enhance the reputation of Edward Jenner (1749–1823) upon its publication in two volumes between 1827 and 1838. The work covers Jenner's personal and professional life both before and after his development of the vaccine for smallpox, as well as touching on the vaccine's reception and use around the world. Thoroughly explaining the history and facts of vaccination, Baron established himself as an authority on the subject. Although criticised by some for its unquestioning praise of Jenner's genius, the work is valuable for its use of primary sources, drawing heavily on correspondence and personal notes, excerpts of which appear throughout the text. Volume 1 covers Jenner's early life and the history of vaccination. Volume 2 focuses on his later life and the global reception of vaccination.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071154
    • length: 1142 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.44kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication
    1. History of his early life
    2. 1773–83, including letters from John Hunter
    3. Life from 1783 to the publication of the 'Inquiry'
    4. Early history of vaccination
    5. Opinions of Dr Jenner respecting the variola, and variolae vaccinae
    6. Sketch of the history of variola, and of variolous inoculation
    7. Dr Jenner's opinion respecting the origins of small-pox and cow-pox
    8. Difference between variola and variolae vaccinae
    9. Life after the publication of the 'Inquiry' to July 1800
    10. Introduction of vaccination into America, etc.
    11. Publication of the account of the origin of vaccine inoculation
    12. Presentation of plate by his friends in Gloucestershire
    13. Adverse claims, French and Hindoo
    14. Formation of the Royal Jennerian Society
    Index. Volume 2: Advertisement
    1. Consequences of the first Parliamentary grant
    2. Continued progress of vaccination abroad
    3. Domestic life
    4. General view of the state of vaccination
    5. Case of the Honourable Robert Grosvenor
    6. Libels
    7. Death of Mrs Jenner
    8. Summary of facts relating to vaccination
    9. Domestic habits and personal character
    Letters
    Appendix
    Index.

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    John Baron

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