An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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JURIN, James

1 entries
  • 1689

A letter … containing, a comparison between the mortality of the natural small pox, and that given by inoculation.

London: W. J. Innys, 1723.

Jurin was an enthusiastic supporter of inoculation against smallpox, and proved statistically that the fatality of inoculated smallpox is very much less than the fatality of natural smallpox. This is one of the earliest applications of statistics to a particular socio-medical problem. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Variolation or Inoculation, SOCIAL MEDICINE