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War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era$
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Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643205

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001

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Scabrous Matters

Scabrous Matters

Spurious Vaccinations in the Confederacy

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War Matters
Robert D. Hicks
University of North Carolina Press

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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