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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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disease. He gave a learned and interesting review of the early practice of inoculation, first practiced in China 2400 years ago and introduced into Europe by Lady Mary Motley Montague about 1720, and the subsequent discovery of kine pox by Lt. Edward Jenner, and the introduction therefrom of vaccination instead of the more dangerous practices of inoculation. Dr. Jenner had observed that furing the prevalence of small-pox, milk maids never contracted the disease, and after careful investigatioDr. Jenner had observed that furing the prevalence of small-pox, milk maids never contracted the disease, and after careful investigation of the cause of their immunity, he found that they were inoculated from the udders of the cow with a disease precisely like vaccination. He also was convinced that the cows took the disease from the feet of the horse through the hands of the grooms, who, from cleaning their hoofs would sometimes milk the cows. From this singular discovery arose the practice of vaccination with the kine pox, which is as effectual a preventive of small pox as the disease itself. Like measles, or other infecti