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Coxe, John Redman
PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS ON VACCINATION: OR INOCULATION FOR THE COW-POCK...EMBELLISHED WITH A COLOURED ENGRAVING, REPRESENTING A COMPARATIVE VIEW OF THE VARIOUS STAGES OF THE VACCINE AND SMALL-POX
Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1802. 152,[2]pp. including two folding tables and 2pp. advertisement in the rear, plus a handcolored engraved frontispiece printed in red ink. Contemporary pink paper-covered boards, plain brown paper backstrip. Moderate wear, rubbing, and scuffing to boards, spine ends chipped, binding a bit tender. Mild foxing, short horizontal closed marginal tear to last leaf. Overall very good, untrimmed and unsophisticated. A foundational work of American medicine. Raised by his grandfather, Dr. John Redman, Coxe received his education in England, including courses in anatomy and chemistry at London Hospital. Upon returning to Philadelphia in 1790, Coxe studied under Dr. Benjamin Rush and received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794. He began a medical practice in Philadelphia by 1796, becoming the resident physician at Bush Hill Hospital in 1797, Philadelphia port physician in 1798, and physician at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Philadelphia Dispensary from 1802 to 1807. Elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1799, he would later serve as its secretary. Between 1804 and 1811, Coxe edited the Philadelphia Medical Museum. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, holding the chairs of chemistry (1809-18), and MATERIA MEDICA and pharmacy (1818-35). Coxe's studies under Rush during Philadelphia's 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic allowed him to see firsthand the devastation caused by infectious disease in an urban setting. Upon reading of Edward Jenner's findings, Coxe attempted to obtain samples of the infection for use … [Click Below for Full Description]
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