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Tombs of Benjamin Jesty and Elizabeth Jesty. Photograph, 19--.

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[between 1900 and 1999]

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Description

The tombs are in the churchyard of St Nicholas of Myra at Worth Matravers, Dorset. Benjamin Jesty's epitaph states that he was "particularly noted for having been the first person (known) that introduced the cowpox by inoculation, and who from his great strength of mind made the experiment from the (Cow) on his wife and two sons in the year 1774"

Publication/Creation

[Worth Matravers, Dorset] : [publisher not identified], [between 1900 and 1999]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 6.2 x 8.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 664272i

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  • English


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