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Title
A letter from one in the country, to his friend in the city :  in relation to their distresses occasioned by the doubtful and prevailing practice of the inocculation of the small-pox  
Name/Creator
Edwards, John, -1725, bookseller.
Archbald, Francis.
Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller.
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Networked Resource

Houghton
Place of Origin
[Boston]
Publisher
Printed for, and sold by Nicholas Boone, at the Bible in Cornhill, Boston, and John Edwards, at the Corner of Kings-Street
Language
English
Description
8 p. ; 17 cm.
Form/Genre
text

Early works.

print
Classification
WZ 270 L651 1721
Subject
Smallpox -- Vaccination -- Early works to 1800 ;  Vaccination -- Early works to 1800 ;  Smallpox -- prevention & control ;  United StatesBostonMassachusetts

Category
Public Health, 1700-1799

Medical Education and Practice

Inoculation

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

Note
"Early in December (before the 11th) was issued an anonymous tract - 'A letter from one in the country ...' addressed, it seems, to Dr. Francis Archibald [i.e., Archbald]." See G.L. Kittredge's introduction to Increase Mather's, Several reasons proving that inoculating or transplanting the small pox is a lawful practice (Cleveland, 1921), p. 24.


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