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PLUMBE, Samuel (1795--1837)
A popular and impartial estimate of the present value of vaccination, as a security against small pox, and of the danger of encouraging or tolerating the inoculation of the latter. Addressed to parents and the public. By Samuel Plumbe, ...
London: printed for the author, by A. Hancock, 1830.
[2], 99, [1] p., [1] fold. letterpress table ; 22.2 cm. (8º)

This treatise in favour of vaccination using cowpox rather than variolation (the attempt to induce immunity by controlled exposure to smallpox) is dedicated to the vestry of St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, in response to the decision to offer free vaccinations to the poor in the parish. Includes 'Report Of The National Vaccine Establishment. 1811', pp. 85--99.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink at head of the title-page John Soane Esqr. with the Authors Compts.

Binding C19th publisher's grey paper boards, dark green cloth spine, printed paper spine-label reading 'Plumbe on Vaccination, &c.'.

Reference Number 4534


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