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LONDON VACCINE INSTITUTION
[Report. 1813]
London Vaccine Institution, for inoculating and supplying matter, free of expense. Patronized by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of London. Established in 1806, and supported by voluntary contributions.
London: printed by Darton, Harvey, and Co., 1813.
72 p., [1] hand-col. pl. ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

Includes John Walker's 'On the Origin of the Small-Pox'. The hand-coloured plate shows the progress of the vaccine pock. The London Vaccine Institution was founded in 1806 by the vaccinator John Walker (1759--1830) after he was forced by an acrimonious dispute to resign from the Royal Jennerian Society, and became the most successful vaccination charity of its day. Walker later returned to the declining Jennerian Society in 1813. (ODNB s.v. Walker).

Copy Notes Plate protected by a tissue guard. Bound (2) with the report of the Royal Jennerian Society for 1820 (q.v.), the reports of the London Vaccine Institution for 1815 (q.v.) and 1818 (q.v.), and a letter of appeal to subscribers of the Institution (q.v.) and a list of appointed inoculators (q.v.) both dated 1816.

Binding C20th dark green pebble-grained book cloth, spine gilt-lettered 'Jennerian Institution'.

Reference Number 201


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