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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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A friendly debate, or, A dialogue between Rusticus and Academicus about the late performance of Academicus
Friendly debate
Dialogue between Rusticus and Academicus about the late performance of Academicus
Rusticus., creator
Mather, Samuel, 1706-1785
Tobacco Proof.
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728, dedicatee.
Franklin, James, 1697-1735, printer.
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Networked Resource

Place of Origin
Boston, in N. E
Printed and sold by J. Franklin in Queen-Street
[4], 12 p. ; 17 cm.

Early works.

WZ 270 R969f 1722
Smallpox -- prevention & control ;  Williams, John ;  Greenwood, Isaac ;  Smallpox -- Vaccination -- Early works to 1800 ;  Vaccination -- Early works to 1800 ;  Greenwood, Isaac , 1702-1745 ;  Williams, John , 1664-1729 ;  United StatesMassachusettsBoston

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

Dedication to Cotton Mather signed: Rusticus on p. [4] (1st group).

A rejoinder to Isaac Greenwood's A friendly debate, or, A dialogue, between Academicus, and Sawny & Mundungus (Boston, 1722) Cf. "Advertisement" (p. [2] (1st group).

"Appendix ... A short answer to a foolish pamphlet [by John Williams] entitled Several arguments proving, that inoculation is not contained in the law of physick": p. 8-12. This is dated Dec. 19, 1721, and signed: Tobacco Proof. An introductory note (p. 8) attributes it to "an academical brother (son to a Fellow of the Royal Society)" (i.e., Samuel Mather, who subsequently denied the authorship. Cf. G.L. Kittredge, "Some lost works of Cotton Mather" in Massachusetts Historical Society, Proceedings, v. 45 (1912) p. 471, note 5.

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