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DIMSDALE, Thomas

2 entries
  • 5420

The present method of inoculating for the small-pox.

London: W. Owen, 1767.

Dimsdale is notable as having inoculated Catherine of Russia and her son. For this he received a fee of £10,000 and a life pension. His reputation and the exalted rank of his patient helped in popularizing the measure in England. Dimsdale used material from the inoculated site of another patient.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Variolation or Inoculation
  • 9520

Thoughts on general and partial inoculations: Containing a translation of two treatises written when the author was at Petersburg, and published there in the Russian language; also outlines of two plans: One, for the general inoculation of the poor in small towns and villages. The other, for the general inoculation of the poor in London and other large and populous places.

London: W. Owen, 1776.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Variolation or Inoculation