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ROYAL JENNERIAN SOCIETY
[Report. 1820]
Royal Jennerian Society, for the extermination of the small-pox, by the extension of vaccination. Patronised by their Majesties, and the Royal Family. Founded in 1803, and supported by voluntary contributions.
London:, printed by James Swan, printer to the Royal Jennerian and London Vaccine Institutions,, 1820.
64 p., engr. frontis. port., [1] pl. ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

Report, with regulations, lists of officers and subscribers, etc. Imprint date reads: Sept. MDCCCXX; printer's imprint of J. Swan at foot of p. 64. The frontispiece portrait of Edward Jenner (1749--1823) is engraved by J. Dadley from a bust by C. Manning; the plate shows the progress of the vaccine pock. The Royal Jennerian Society was founded in 1803 with Jenner, the pioneer of smallpox vaccination, as the president of the medical council, but he withdrew from the position. John Walker (1759--1830), a fellow vaccinator forced to resign from the Jennerian Society after an acrimonious dispute, set up a rival charity, the London Vaccine Institution which became the most successful vaccination charity of its day, and it was Walker who revived the flagging Jennerian in 1813. (ODNB s.v. Walker).

Copy Notes Bound (1) with the reports of the London Vaccine Institution for 1813 (q.v.), 1815 (q.v.) and 1818 (q.v.), a letter of appeal to subscribers (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 200

Additional Names Jenner, Edward (1749--1823); Walker, John (1759--1830)

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