Paper, 'Account of a person who became infected with smallpox' by James Jurin
Reference number: CLP/14ii/14
Date: October 1722
Jurin describes the case of a woman who becomes re-infected with smallpox through close contact with smallpox pustules, noting that pustules appear on her body only where direct contact has been made with an infected person. Jurin proposes that skin-to-skin contact is therefore more effective than effluvium in transmitting smallpox.
Subject: Medicine / Virology / Epidemiology / Communicable diseases
Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of a remarkable instance of the infection of the Small Pox'
Read to the Royal Society on 25 October 1722
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Date: 31st December 1723
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Classified papers: volume 14ii concerning 'Physick'
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