Indeed...it was called “variolation.” Jenner’s cowpox technique did not gain widespread use for another 20 or so years.
posted on 08/19/2011 12:14:16 PM PDT
(What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
it was called variolation.
Collecting scabs and puss to infect the healthy. I'm not exactly sure why it worked the way it did but it brought the fatality rate down to 1 or 2% vs the usual 30% or so.
posted on 08/19/2011 12:20:10 PM PDT
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