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How Vaccines Work.
1: A Mother’s View of Vaccination.
2: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letter Written to a Friend in Great Britain. Though This Letter Was not Published Until After Her Death in 1762, It Probably Circulated in Manuscript Form..
3: A Scientist’s View of Vaccination.
4: Edward Jenner, First Published in An Inquiry Into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, or Cowpox.
5: Vaccination and the Public Health.
6: Memorial of Joseph G. Nancrede, Vaccine Physician, Philadelphia, Presented to Congress.
7: A Century of Vaccination Progress.
8: William Osler, A Lay Sermon, Presented to the University of Edinburgh in Conjunction with the Edinburgh Meeting of the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis.
9: A Microscopic View of Immunity.
10: Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Inoculation.
Nature’s Way And The Beginning Of Immunization (1500s–1790s).
11: Smallpox as Childhood Disease.
12: Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariya Al-Razi, Known as Rhazes, A Treatise on the Smallpox and Measles.
13: Measles in Children.
14: Thomas Sydenham, “Of the Measles of 1670”.
15: A Doctor Describes Smallpox Inoculation.
16: Emanuel Timonius, “An Account, or History, of the Procuring the Small Pox by Incision, or Inoculation; As it Has for Some Time Been Practised at Constantinople,” Communicated by John Woodward.
17: Rash Innovation or New Discovery?.
18: William Wagstaffe, A Letter to Dr. Friend, Shewing the Danger and Uncertainty in Inoculating the Smallpox.
19: Charles Maitland, Maitland’s Account of Inoculating the Smallpox Vindicated, from Dr. Wagstaffe’s Misrepresentations of That Practice.
20: God’s Judgment or God’s Blessing?.
21: Samuel Grainger, The Imposition of Inoculation as a Duty Religiously Considered.
22: William Douglass, Inoculation of the Smallpox as Practised in Boston.
23: Zabdiel Boylston, Some Account of What Is Said of Inoculating or Transplanting the Small Pox.
24: Disturbing the Peace and Quiet of His Majesty’s Subjects.
25: “An Act to Regulate the Inoculation of the Small-Pox within This Colony”.
26: George Washington Orders Compulsory Inoculation of the Continental Army.
27: Letter from George Washington to Dr. William Shippen.
Vaccination By Design: Smallpox (1790s–1830s).
28: Dr. Jenner’s Vaccination Rewarded By Parliament.
29: George C. Jenner, Evidence at Large, as Laid Before the Committee of the House of Commons, Respecting Dr. Jenner’s Discovery of Vaccine Inoculation.
30: “It is Passing Over a Safe Bridge”.
31: Philadelphia Dispensary, A Comparative View of the Natural Small-Pox, Inoculated Small-Pox, and Vaccination in Their Effects on Individuals and Society.
32: Spreading Vaccination Worldwide.
33: Extracts, Philadelphia Medical Museum, John Redman Coxe, Editor.
34: “Distracted With Doubt, and Labouring Under Gloomy Apprehensions”.
35: Benjamin Moseley, A Treatise on Sugar with Miscellaneous Medical Observations.
36: “Review of a Treatise on the Lues Bovilla, or Cow Pox,” Published in The Critical Review.
37: John Birch, An Appeal to the Public on the Hazard and Peril of Vaccination, Otherwise Cow Pox.
38: Who Should Be Authorized to Vaccinate?.
39: Report from the Academy of Medicine.
40: Antoine Barthelemy Clot, “On the Medical Institutions of Cairo”.
Epidemics In The Industrial Age (1840s–1860s).
41: Making the Case for Experimental Medicine.
42: Claude Bernard, An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine.
43: Experiment and Observation in Action: Differential Diagnosis of Diphtheria.
44: Pierre Bretonneau, Memoirs on Diphtheria.
45: Can We Experiment on Disease?.
46: Abraham Jacobi, “Rudolf Virchow”.
47: Yellow Fever Spreads Through the Atlantic World.
48: James Ormiston McWilliam, “Some Account of the Yellow Fever Epidemy by Which Brazil Was Invaded in the Latter Part of the Year 1849”.
49: Cholera Spread Through Trade.
50: Duane Simmons, Cholera Epidemics in Japan.
51: Slavery and the Spread of Infectious Disease.
52: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave.
53: Quarantine Controversies.
54: Gavin Milroy, The Cholera Not to be Arrested by Quarantine.
55: Thomas Spencer Wells, “On the Practical Results of Quarantine”.
56: Soldiers’ Health and Infectious Disease in the Civil War.
57: Henry Bellows, Notes of a Preliminary Sanitary Survey of the Forces of the United States, Washington, 1861.
58: A Report to the Secretary of War on the Operations of the Sanitary Commission, and upon the Sanitary Condition of the Volunteer Army.
59: Civil War Nursing.
60: Cornelia Hancock, Letter from the Army of the Potomac.
The Germ Theory And Vaccination (1870–1900).
61: The Germ Theory and the Science of Immunology.
62: Louis Pasteur, “Prevention of Rabies”.
63: Growing Cholera in the Laboratory.
64: George Lewis, “The Methods to be Employed in the Cultivation and Detection of the Comma Bacillus of Asiatic Cholera”.
65: Yellow Fever and Mosquitoes.
66: Walter Reed, “The Prevention of Yellow Fever”.
67: Medical Scientist as International Hero.
68: “A Thirtieth Anniversary—Pasteur and Rabies”.
69: William Ford, “The Life and Work of Robert Koch”.
70: William Gorgas, Report, Office of Chief Sanitary Officer, Havana.
71: Vaccination Made Compulsory in the German Empire.
72: German Vaccination Law of April 8, 1874.
73: Decrees of the Federal Council Dated June 28, 1899, Concerning Vaccination.
74: Political Warfare Over Smallpox Treatment in Milwaukee, 1894.
75: Milwaukee Common Council Public Health Ordinance.
76: Smallpox Epidemic in Muncie, Indiana.
77: Hugh Cowing, “Notes on the Epidemic of Smallpox in Muncie,” read before the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.
Vaccines And Everyday Life (1900–1940).
78: “The People Informing the Doctors That They Preferred Smallpox to Tetanus”.
79: “Tetanus Following Vaccination,” The Medical News.
80: “Smallpox in New Jersey,” The Philadelphia Medical News.
81: Official Report of the Camden Board of Health, Printed in The Sanitarian.
82: Quality Control and Damage Control.
83: “Tetanus Following Vaccination and Injection of Antitoxin,” North American Journal of Homeopathy.
84: “The Diphtheria Antitoxin and Tetanus Outbreak in St. Louis,” The Sanitarian.
85: U.S. Government Regulates Vaccine Production.
86: Biologics Control Act.
87: Impact of Federal Regulation.
88: Federal Control of Vaccine Virus, Western Druggist.
89: Vaccines in World War I.
90: “Keeping the Army Fit,” Harper’s Pictorial Library of the World War.
91: Vaccination on Vacation.
92: “Prevent Tetanus by Using Tetanus Antitoxin” and “Anti Typhoid Vaccination for Vacationists,” Weekly Report of the Department of Health of the City of New York.
93: Vaccines and Children’s Literature.
94: Carl Sandburg, Rootabaga Stories.
95: Diphtheria Goes to School.
96: Wilfred Kellogg, “Immunization Against Diphtheria” and Louis Olsen, “Palo Alto Enlisting Parents’ Cooperation”.
97: Dog Teams Save the Children of Nome.
98: Dr. Curtis Welch, Telegram.
99: Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior.
100: Lice and Typhus.
101: Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America, Title 35: Panama Canal.
Do We Trust Our Doctors? Vaccination, Patients’ Rights, And Consumer Advocacy (1940–Present).
102: Origin of the March of Dimes.
103: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “Radio Address for the Fifth Birthday Ball”.
104: “The Only Way You Can Keep Going is If You’ve Got a Sense of Humour”.
105: Marshall Barr, interviewer, “The Iron Lung—A Polio Patient’s Story”.
106: Kissing Elvis.
107: Joanne Kelly, Interview with the Elvis Information Network.
108: Vaccines’ Finest Hour.
109: Polio Vaccination Assistance Act.
110: Can Patients Trust Medical Research?.
111: Henry Beecher, “Ethics in Clinical Research”.
112: Can Patients Trust the Food and Drug Administration?.
113: Frances Kelsey, “Autobiographical Reflections,” Food and Drug Administration Oral History Interviews.
114: “Vaccinating on Time Means Healthier Children, Families, and Communities”.
115: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Vaccines for Children Program”.
116: Can Patients Trust Vaccines?.
117: Barbara Loe Fisher, “Vaccine Safety Research Priorities: Engaging the Public”.
118: Paul Offit, Vaccine Schedule.
119: Keri Russell, “Protecting Her Newborn from Pertussis”.
120: Medical Fraud and the Autism Scare.
121: Statement from Henry Waxman on “The Status of Research into Vaccine Safety and Autism,” U.S. House of Representatives.
122: “You’Re Putting Other Children at Risk”.
123: Rich Harris et al., “Watch How the Measles Outbreak Spreads When Kids Get Vaccinated—and When They Don’t”.
124: Seth Mnookin, Interview by Sarah Moughty, Frontline.
Global Vaccination Ideals And Reality (2000–Present).
125: Essential Vaccinations for Children.
126: World Health Organization, Model List of Essential Medicines for Children.
127: The End of Smallpox.
128: Kathy Nellis and Jason Weisfeld, “Smallpox Eradication: Memories and Milestones”.
129: “I’M Going to Give You an Elephant”.
130: Mary Guinan and Melissa McSwigan, “Mary Guinan Oral History—India”.
131: The End of Polio.
132: “Ending an Outbreak: The Importance of Strong Surveillance”.
133: “The People at the Heart of Polio Eradication in Afghanistan”.
134: New Epidemics, New Vaccines?.
135: Brant Goode, “Stories from the Field”.
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