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The Vaccination ControversyThe Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox$
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Stanley Williamson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310867

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314216

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The Engrafted Distemper

The Engrafted Distemper

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(p.29) Chapter 3 The Engrafted Distemper
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The Vaccination Controversy
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314216.003

This chapter focuses on the introduction of inoculation into England. It describes Lady Mary's crusade to bring inoculation into fashion in England; the involvement of the royal family; the scepticism of doctors over the process of inoculation; religious objections to inoculation; and the most formidable opponent of inoculation, William Wagstaffe, Fellow of the Royal Society and the College of Physicians, and a physician of St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Keywords:   inoculation, smallpox, England, Lady Mary, William Wagstaffe

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