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Science and medicine

Science and Medicine
Early Cures of
Disease

Nicholas Culpepper

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Nicholas Culpepper's 'Complete Herbal' (1653) was a compendium of healing substances, but:

'Cures' for the plague included:

Edward Jenner In 1796, Edward Jenner discovered how vaccination could prevent disease (he found that infecting people with cowpox protected them from smallpox) - but nothing came of this since no one knew why it did so.
 

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