Cow Pox. Vaccina.
THIS disease exists to some extent among lower animals, and is identical with small pox in man. The immortal Jenner taught the world that the pus taken from the cow having this disease, and introduced under the skin of man, would produce an eruption similar to that of small pox, and that this would protect the system from the latter disease. This was an immensely important discovery, and will render the name of Jenner famous through all time.
Before this discovery smallpox killed in England as many persons as all other diseases combined. To &y, if a person has even been vaccinated once in their life the chance of death is only thirty out of one hundred, while if never vaccinated about sixty per cent. die. If vaccinated and the "sear" is plain, not over eight per cent. die.
It is usually a wise precaution to be revaccinated once in eight years, especially if an epidemic of smallpox appears.
The Second Group of diseases, characterized by inflammation of the true skin, without constitutional symptoms of a 8pecific kind, are Erysipelas, Nettle Rash, False Measles, and Inflammatory Blush.
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