Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
19 of July, 2013

A page from a first edition copy of Edward Jenner’s “An Inquiry Into the Causes and effects of the Variolae Vaccinae” with a hand colored sanguine engraving of cow pox.  With the publication of this volume Dr. Jenner outlined using Cowpox to cure Smallpox thus saving more lives than any other man in history. They don’t call him the Father of Immunology for nothing! 

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Tags:  #medicine  #history of medicine  #scientific illustration  #medical illustration  #smallpox  #Edward Jenner  #cowpox

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