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Edward Jenner vaccinating patients in the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St. Pancras: the patients develop features of cows. Coloured etching, 1803, after J. Gillray, 1802.

Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
Date
1803
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Description

Patients are spoon-fed "opening mixture" as they come through the door. A boy standing next to Jenner is holding a pot labelled "vaccine pock hot from ye cow", on his jacket is a badge saying "Pancras" and in his pocket a paper entitled "Benefits of the vaccine process"

Publication/Creation

1803

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image and border 15.6 x 21.3 cm

Lettering

The cow-pock - or - the wonderful effects of the new inoculation! - Vide, the publications of ye anti-vaccine society. J. Gillray del. & ft

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 9924A

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11755i

Lettering note

Bears number top right : No. XV

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Languages

  • English


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