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Smallpox vaccination. Veuve Richard. Avis… Rapport publiè par le Comité Central de Vaccine.

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Smallpox vaccination. Veuve Richard. Avis… Rapport publiè par le Comité Central de Vaccine.
 
Veuve Richard. Avis… Rapport publiè par le Comité Central de Vaccine.
15 Prairal an 11 [Paris, Mme V. Richard, 4 giugno 1803]

Bifolio in 8vo. 215x134 mm. Testo sulla prima pagina, 3 pagine bianche. Data sotto il testo. Nota manoscritta sulla pagina 4.

Rarissimo foglio volante. La Vedova Richard, proprietaria del ‘Rapport’, propone in offerta l’opera di prossima pubblicazione a tutti i funzionari pubblici ‘Prefets, Sous-Prefets, Maires …” che ne faranno richiesta. 
Il Comitato Centrale di Vaccinazione, formatosi a Parigi nel maggio 1800, fu determinante nell'introduzione della vaccinazione contro il vaiolo in Francia. Dunbar: “It was composed of two sub-committees: a medical committee of nine doctors to follow daily the progress of the vaccinations and to keep a detailed journal of the results, and an administrative committee of five to take care of business matters. The task of the medical committee was to repeat and test the observations of the English doctors in order to determine the validity of Jenner's discovery ... Now that the Central Committee of Vaccination was organized and a supply of cowpox virus secured, there followed a three-year period of testing... This testing consisted mainly in vaccination, followed by inoculation with smallpox virus to determine the effectiveness of the first operation. ... It was not until 1803, two years later, that the committee made its final report [offered here]-that Edward Jenner was right. Then, the care and thoroughness with which the committee had done its work removed all doubt”. L’opera compare nel 1803 con il titolo: Rapport du Comité Central de Vaccine, établi à Paris par la société des souscripteurs, pour l'examen de cette découverte, Paris, Chez Mme Ve Richard. 
Robert G. Dunbar, "The Introduction of the Practice of Vaccination into Napoleonic France," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 10, 1941, pp. 641-45.
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