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dc.contributor.authorDurham, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-03T17:31:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-03T17:31:47Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Durham, Anna. "Extirpating the Loathsome Smallpox: A Study in the History and Demise of Smallpox, as Aided by Thomas Jefferson." Rice Historical Review, 1, no. Spring (2016) Rice University: 16-26. https://doi.org/10.25611/m-00051.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/92663
dc.description.abstract This essay explores the history of smallpox variolation and vaccination with particular emphasis on the contributions of Thomas Jefferson to the spread of both methods in the United States. The research draws mainly upon contemporary histories of the disease and modern medical insights, as well as primary sources in the form correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries. Jefferson's motivation in performing his own experiments with variolation and vaccination becomes clear when considering his Eastern and British forerunners, and the enthusiasm with which he writes on the subject points to his emotional involvement. This research makes clear the significance of Jefferson's experiments to scientific progress and the importance of his efforts to alert the American people of the procedures' value.
dc.description.sponsorship Rice History Department
dc.format.extent 12 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.relation.IsPartOfSeries Spring 2016, Inaugural Issue
dc.rights This article is licensed under a CC-BY license; copyright remains with the authors.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
dc.title Extirpating the Loathsome Smallpox: A Study in the History and Demise of Smallpox, as Aided by Thomas Jefferson
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Rice Historical Review
dc.citation.volumeNumber 1
dc.citation.issueNumber Spring
dc.identifier.digital Durham-RHR-2016-Spring
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.25611/m-00051
dc.citation.firstpage 16
dc.citation.lastpage 26


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