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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

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Several arguments, proving, that inoculating the small pox is not contained in the law of physick, either natural or divine, and therefore unlawful :  together with a reply to two short pieces, one by the Rev. Dr. Increase Mather, and another by an anonymous author, intituled, Sentiments on the small pox inoculated : and also a short answer to a late letter in the New-England Courant   / by John Williams.
Williams, John, active 1721-1723, creator
Franklin, James, 1697-1735, printer.
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Printed and sold by J. Franklin, at his printing-house in Queen-Street, over against Mr. Sheaf's school
[4], 20 p. ; 17 cm.

WZ 270 W724s 1721

Film 59-8 no. 16

Film 633 reel 103 no. 2058
Smallpox -- prevention & control ;  Mather, Increase ;  Mather, Cotton ;  Mather, Increase , 1639-1723 ;  Mather, Cotton , 1663-1728 ;  Smallpox -- Vaccination -- Early works to 1800 ;  Vaccination -- Early works to 1800 ;  Mather, Cotton , 1663-1728 ;  Mather, Increase , 1639-1723 ;  United StatesMassachusettsBoston


The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

Ten lines of scripture texts under the ed. statement on t.p.

The two short pieces, Increase Mather's "Several reasons proving that inoculating or transplanting the small pox is a lawful practice" and Cotton Mather's anonymous "Sentiments on the small pox inoculated," were issued on a single sheet in Boston in Nov. 1721. 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. 21.

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