Written by Mandy N
(10/30/2003 1:02 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR - Or a third option?, penned by LaurieC
] They relate that "...Dr Pope, our friend at Staines, has six nieces just recovering from the small pox all of them were vaccinated some years ago."
] I initially thought that they had her vaccinated, but she still came down with the disease. It isn't very clear, though, is it?
I thought by the Eighteenth century, people were vaccinated from smallpox by being given an injection of cowpox which led to a minor bout of pox or measles.Didn't this innoculate you against smallpox? Perhaps success also depended on the health of each person.
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