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A Pox on the Poor

Steven Shapin: The First Vaccine, 4 February 2021

The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and His Medical Revolution 
by Gavin Weightman.
Yale, 216 pp., £16.99, August 2020, 978 0 300 24144 0
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... smallpox inoculation and made it into a profitable business. And it is Daniel who is the hero of Gavin Weightman’s new book, which aims to retrieve an ‘untold story’ and recuperate the reputation of a forgotten hero, to bring him and the practice of inoculation out of the shadow of Jenner’s later achievement. It’s a repetitious and ...

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