Alleged libel by Richard Reece: counsel's opinion

  • Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823
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Jenner family and associated individuals
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Statement of a Case against Richard Reece, M.D. for Libel on Dr. Edward Jenner in an article published in the 'Medical Observer' for June, 1808. With holograph 'Counsel's Opinion' by Sir Codrington Edmund Carrington, and a holograph addition, comprising a few amendments to the text, in Murray's hand. The article accused Dr. Jenner of quackery and fraudulent financial claims. Sir C. E. Carrington's 'Opinion' was that there was no case. Produced in London.



Physical description

1 volume 4 ll. (last bl.). atlas folio. 411/2 × 321/2 cm. Unbound. Written on the rectos only.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 27/11/1918, Lot 1003A

Biographical note

The case was presumably drawn up by Charles Murray, whose name appears on the cover, for Carrington's opinion.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

Probably from the papers of Charles Murray and the Royal Jennerian Society acquired by Mockler in 1894.


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  • 43215