Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Seven members of the French committee on vaccination rail at Tapp, a health officer who resists the new discovery. Coloured etching, c. 1800.

Date
1800
  • Pictures
  • Online

Available online

view Seven members of the French committee on vaccination rail at Tapp, a health officer who resists the new discovery. Coloured etching, c. 1800.

License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: Seven members of the French committee on vaccination rail at Tapp, a health officer who resists the new discovery. Coloured etching, c. 1800. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

The two prints shown are in the Wellcome Library: numbers 16132i and 16139i

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

Publication/Creation

1800

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 17.5 x 22.3 cm

Lettering

La vaccine ou l'inoculation a la mode. L'origine de la vaccine.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16129i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • French



Permanent link


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.