Smallpox Caricatures Drawings

"Vaccination." Dr. Jenner performing his first vaccination from a bronze by Giulio Mont... "The Blessings of Vaccination to Man." From an engraving, 1800. "Beware! The Vaccine." From a French caricature of the XVIII century. "The Cowpock ; Or, The Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation." From a caricature by ... "Vaccination." From a French caricature by Carlo Gripp. "Vaccination on Tour." From a caricature, 1799. "The Origin of Vaccination." From a French caricature. "The Cowpox Swindle" (Der Kuhpocken Schwindel). From a German caricature, 1801. "The Cowpox Tragedy." From a caricature by G. Cruikshank, 1812. "Der Sundenfall des XIX. Jahrhunderz." Lithograph by G.F. Krauss.


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Smallpox Caricatures Drawings



0.15 cubic feet (2 boxes)

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This collection consists of 10 prints reproduced from original caricatures depicting scenes related to the creation and dissemination of the smallpox vaccine. The original caricatures were created by French, German, and Italian artists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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