Seven members of the French committee on vaccination rail against Tapp, who resists the new discovery. Line engraving, c. 1800.
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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
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Wellcome Library no. 16128i
- Medical policy.
- Vaccination |Law and legislation.
- Medicine |International cooperation.
- Public health personnel.
- Communication in medicine.
- Costume |France –18th century
- Smallpox |Vaccination.
- Woodville, William, 1752-1805.
- Colon, François, 1764-1812.
- Tapp, active 1800.
- Comité central de vaccine.