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Scabrous Matters

Scabrous Matters

Spurious Vaccinations in the Confederacy

Chapter:
(p.123) 6 Scabrous Matters
Source:
War Matters
Author(s):
Robert D. Hicks
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0007

As smallpox spread through the Confederacy, its physicians tried to innoculate the population against the dreaded disease. They created vaccine matter, which are human-made artifacts, by infecting civilians, and they then tried to treat soldiers, who did not always follow correct medical procedures.

Keywords:   Vaccine, Virus, Smallpox, Lymph, Scabs, Doctors, Edward Jenner, Joseph Jones, Josiah Nott, Chimborazo Hospital

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