An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae by Edward Jenner

This scientific treatise is a pioneering work in the field of immunology, presenting the concept and methodology of vaccination against smallpox. The author explores the correlation between cowpox and smallpox, proposing that cowpox can be used as a preventive measure against smallpox. The book provides empirical evidence supporting this theory, marking a significant breakthrough in medical science and ultimately leading to the global eradication of smallpox.

The 6523rd greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 57

Since this book was first published in 1798, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 57.0.

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