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Seven members of the French committee on vaccination rail against Tapp, who resists the new discovery. Line engraving, c. 1800.
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Credit: Seven members of the French committee on vaccination rail against Tapp, who resists the new discovery. Line engraving, c. 1800. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark
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Tapp was the officer of the health in the 7th arrondissement of Paris in the late 1790s; he was asked by the mayor to look into introducing vaccination into that part of the city, but instead launched an unrestrained attack on what he saw as "une pure charlatannerie". This is recounted in Franc̦ois Colon, 'Histoire de l'inoculation et des progrès de la vaccine en France', Paris : Le Normont, 1801
1 print : line engraving ; image 15.7 x 21.4 cm
Sept contre un, ou le comité de la vaccine ...
Wellcome Collection 16128i
Lettering as speech, from left to right: "Vous êtes des Charlatans. Il est tems que tu sortes. Il a peut être raison. Vous nous le payerez citoyen Tapp... Ah! ah! ah! ah!" Top print (see frame no. 11953) reads: "La vaccine ou l'inoculation a la mode"; the lower print (see frame no. 11955) reads: "L'origne de la vaccine". Sheets of paper on table from left to right: "Essai sur la vaccine", "Découvert important". On the floor: a box marked "Paris" and "London", with a sheet of paper containing the name "Woodville" and a sum: "1486 [+] 2315. Total 3801". A tube saying "A Milan". A paper reading "Gazette de France"
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