Annual report upon vaccination in the N.W. Provinces

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Página 24 - ... may have been to individuals, it appears to have kept- up a constant source of contagion, which has been the means of increasing the number of deaths by what is called the natural disease. It cannot be doubted that this mischief has been extended by the inconsiderate manner in which great numbers of persons, even since the introduction of vaccination, are still every year inoculated with the small-pox, and afterwards required to attend two or three times a week at the places of inoculation, through...
Página 36 - ... are infected in this way are sent out with that imperfect degree of protection against smallpox which is afforded by only one or two vaccine vesicles, it must, I think, be obvious that by the adoption of such a practice we should be greatly weakening our defences against smallpox. The chance to each individual of a full protection would be very largely diminished, and the danger to the community of spreading smallpox greatly increased by the number of half-protected persons thrown upon it.
Página 19 - ... that, so far from being likely to produce fewer ailments and cutaneous eruptions in the predisposed, he knows from his experience that it would, as being more irritating, produce more.
Página 36 - ... attending the practice of animal vaccination is, in comparison with the success attendant on vaccination from arm to arm, very low, and such as to constitute a most serious drawback to its use, supposing that other reasons were deemed sufficiently strong to render its introduction as an alternative proceeding desirable ; (2) that much training and experience are indispensable to the attainment of even that degree of success which at present attends it. If practised and most scrupulously careful...
Página 36 - ... experience, that in vaccinating direct from the heifer to the arm " they are obliged in one-eighth of their cases to vaccinate a second time before they " can produce any effect, and that in the end very nearly one-fourth of the children " who are infected in this way are sent out with that imperfect degree of protection " against small-pox which is afforded by only one or two vaccine vesicles, it must, I " think, be obvious, that by the adoption of such a practice we should be greatly " weakening...
Página 3 - SIR, — I have the honour to submit for the information of His Excellency the...
Página 24 - Physicians for 1807, after remarking that " however beneficial the inoculation of the small-pox may have been to individuals, it appears to have kept up a constant source of contagion which has been the means of increasing the number of deaths by what is called the natural disease...
Página 19 - There is no one in England whose opinion on this subject will be received with so much respect as Mr. Ceely's, because there is no one who has nearly the knowledge that he possesses of the disease in the cow and of its transplantation to the human species. He looks upon this proceeding as not only open to the objections of impracticability, as applied to the general population, and of unsuccess ; but he says, also, that so far from being likely to produce fewer...
Página 35 - Simon's opinion, are of such a kind as at present entirely to forbid an adoption of the system in place of our own, unless on independent grounds our own already deserved to be condemned.
Página 36 - ... desirable ; (2) that much training and experience are indispensable to the attainment of even that degree of success which at present attends it. The most scrupulously exact and careful vaccinators, anxiously endeavoring to make their experiment successful, and neglecting no known precaution for the purpose, find, after two years experience, that in vaccinating direct from the heifer to the arm they are obliged in one-eighth of their cases to vaccinate a second time before they can produce any...

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