Inoculation was a new controversial medical breakthrough that was discovered to prevent getting a

Inoculation was a new controversial medical breakthrough that was discovered to prevent getting a

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Alysse Johnson Inoculation was a new controversial medical breakthrough that was discovered to prevent getting a severe case of small pox that could lead to death. People who already contracted the virus and did not die developed immunity and could not contract the virus a second time. Despite what the inoculations were supposed to be able to do, some people disagreed with this method while others though it was the best solution. People had different views on inoculations based heavily on religion, law, and the purely unsanitary procedure. A reason for people to be against inoculations would be because it is technically against the law, “Poysoning and spreading infection are by the penal Laws of England Felony.” (pg. 34) The thought was that the inoculations were not one hundred percent effective in curing small pox for the rest of their lives. Also, the inoculation procedure might kill whoever volunteers to undergo the uncivilized method of cutting your skin and inserting the actual small pox. This
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course HIS 101 taught by Professor Dierenfield during the Spring '11 term at Cardinal Stritch.

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