Item #324277 An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in some of the Western Counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox. Edward Jenner.
An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in some of the Western Counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox
An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in some of the Western Counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox

An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in some of the Western Counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox.

Springfield, [Mass.]: Reprinted for Dr. Samuel Cooley, by Ashley & Brewer, 1802.

First American edition. iv, 116 pp. Four hand colored color-printed stipple engraved plates (one engraved by A. Reed). 12mo. Early calf, rebacked. Staining to the plates. Small library deaccession stamp on verso of the title PMM 250 (first edition); Austin 1051; Shaw & Shoemaker 2466; LeFanu 26. Item #324277

Rare first American edition of Jenner's work: "the basis of the modern science of immunology" (PMM) and "one of the great triumphs in the history of medicine" (Garrison-Morton).

"Soon after Inquiry was published, Benjamin Waterhouse at Boston received a copy from J.C. Lettsom and made the first vaccination in North America in early 1799" (LeFanu). The present first American edition of Jenner's Inquiry is after the second London printing, arranged for publication in America by Dr. Samuel Cooley (1755-1814) of Bolton, Conn. Scarce.

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