Smallpox Inoculation in Colonial New Jersey: A Contemporary Account
Keywords:New Jersery, colonial history, smallpox, Hendrickson Family Papers,
Gerlach writes about and transcribes a manuscript in Rutgers' Special Collections "The General Method of Enoculation as now Practised." This work the only known account of variolization in Colonial New Jersey and is especially interesting because of its vivid and detailed exposition of the inoculation procedure from initial preparation to the treatment of after-effects.
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