Hoffman RA644.S6 C7 1802
JOHN REDMAN COXE (1773-1864)
After studying medicine in England, John Redman Coxe returned to America
to study under Benjamin Rush, receiving his medical degree from the
University of Pennsylvania. He opened his practice of medicine in
Philadelphia. He and Rush became good friends and associates, and in
1793 they fought a yellow fever epidemic that city.
From his experiences he published his Practical
Observations on Vaccination, in which he championed inoculation,
seeking to dispel ignorance and prejudice against this new practice.
He inoculated himself and his son Edward Jenner Coxe, the first to be
inoculating in Philadelphia, proving its value to the citizens of the
This is copy of the first edition which was published
in 1898 only four years after Edward Jenner's treatise on cow pox,
which first advocated inoculation against the disease.
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