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1) smallpox. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The disease dates from the time of ancient Egypt or before. It has occurred worldwide in epidemics throughout history, killing up to 40% of those who contracted it...

2) cowpox. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Also called variola, it is characterized by pustular lesions on the teats and udder. Cowpox is transmitted by contact, inducing a mild infection of the hands in persons...

3) Landini, Francesco. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although Landini was blinded from smallpox in childhood, he learned to play the lute, guitar, flute, and organ. His organ playing was highly regarded. Celebrated...

4) Rhazes. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Liber de pestilentia (tr. A Treatise on Smallpox and Measles, 1848). His works were widely circulated in Arabic, and Greek versions and were published in Latin in...

5) prophylaxis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...prophylaxis, (pro´filak´sis) (KEY) , measures designed to prevent the occurrence of disease or its dissemination. Some examples of prophylaxis are immunization against...

6) Boylston, Zabdiel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cotton Mather to inoculate, thus introducing the practice to the United States. Beginning with his son and two slaves, he inoculated over 240 persons, all but six...

7) Ingenhousz, Jan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Vienna and was noted for his skillful inoculations against smallpox. He demonstrated respiration in plants and recorded his observations in Experiments upon Vegetables...

8) rash. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The rash may cause skin irritation-itching, tingling, burning, or pain-or it may not cause any discomfort. The appearance and distribution of a rash are often important...

9) biological warfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Limited attempts have been made in the past to spread disease among the enemy; e.g., military leaders in the French and Indian Wars tried to spread smallpox among...

10) Jenner, Edward. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English physician; pupil of John Hunter. His invaluable experiments beginning in 1796 with the vaccination of eight-year-old James Phipps proved that cowpox provided...

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