KILPATRICK, James (Kirkpatrick)
An essay on inoculation, occasioned by the small-pox being brought into South Carolina in the year 1738.London: J. Huggonson, 1743.
After its initial popularity, inoculation fell into disuse in England. Kirkpatrick, who became a prominent inoculator in England after experience in America, helped considerably in reviving its popularity. He attempted the attenuation of the virus by his arm-to-arm method of inoculation.
Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Variolation or Inoculation, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › South Carolina