Embodying Hope: Vaccination During the Napoleonic Wars

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Embodying Hope: Vaccination During the Napoleonic Wars

Postby PainRack » 2017-02-18 08:56pm

From the first, Jenner wanted to make the knowledge freely available, to broadcast it beyond political obstacles and geographical boundaries. Many thought it would have served him, and England, to make the vaccine a proprietary matter. Patent it, Jenner! Sell it to the well-to-do, the government, the army and the navy! What a fighting force it would be that could evade the most dreaded foe – disease! Here was hope at the end of a lancet.

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