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MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS from CORRESPONDENTS, on all
SUBJECTS of LITERATURE and science.
of THE FINE ARTS.
of THE DRAMA.
Order of the Counties.
of AGRICULTURE, &c.
PART 1. FOR 1800.
FROM JANUARY 10 JULI, INCLUSIVE.
By whicm Communications are thankfully received.
(Price 7 we're Slillings balf-bound.)
FEBRUARY 1, 1800.
[No. I. of Vol. 9.
On the 20th of JANUARY was publisbed the SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER to the
THE CHARACTER OF SIR ROGER DE
ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. Te tbe Editor of the Monthly Magazine. tended with any pustules, and even very
rarely with any perceptible disorder of the SIR,
conftitution. An instance of this kind, TN conformity to your desire that I Mr. Editor, you had in your own family,
would communicate to the public, That thole who have undergone the through the medium of your valuable Ma- vaccine disease, are thereby rendered secure gazine, fome information respecting the against the effects of the small.pox, is a progress and success of inoculating for the truth confirmed by daily experience. cow.pox, I send you the following: Upwards of 1000 of my patients, who
In my reports of the new inoculation, had undergone the cow.pox, have been inpublished in May last, including upwards oculated with variolous matter, yet none of 500 cafes, I observed that the matter of of them took the small
l-pox. the vaccine disease generally produced
Your's, &c. much fewer puftules, and less indisposition, Jan. 11, 1800. WM. WOODVILLE, than that of the small.pox. But at the fame time it was remarked, that in some For the Monthly Magazine. instances the cow-pox proved a very severe disease
, and that one child died of spalmo. ON THE HUMOUR OF ADDISON, AND dic fits, occafioned by the eruptive fever which it excited. I hinted, however, that
COVERLEY if the matter of the cow-pox used for the inoculations had been taken only from I HAVE deten been surprised at the opi
maintained those patients in whom the diseafe appeared English writers, that humour is a quality very mild and well characterised, the re- in a manner peculiar to this isand. Ifits fule would have been more favourable ; proper definition be the display of the riand I have fince had the satisfaction to find diculous in characters ; or if it be under this opinion fully confirmed. For of 1000 stood, more comprehensively, for ludicrous persons inoculated for the vaccine disease, painting in general; it must have existed by me, or under my immediate direction, wherever comedy, or any other mode of during the laft fix months, not more than delineating the risible follies and peculiari150 had pastules which proceeded to sup- ties of mankind, has been succesfully atpuration; nor was there one care attended tempted. The name is of no consewith a dangerous symptom.
quence; the thing is a part of human naNow out of 1000 persons inoculated for iure itself. We are told by late voyagers, the small.pox, I find generally that more that the rude natives of some of the Souththan 800 have pustules ; and as the seve- Sea islands exhibit remarkable talents at rity of the disease is commonly in propor- humourous mimickery, and take off, with tion to the number of the pustules; it fol- fingular drollery, the characteristics of the lows that the cow-pox is milder than the European sailor, as well as the defects of inoculated finall-pox in the proportion their own countrymen. The Kamthadale above mentioned.
is extremely happy in caricaturing the To infants at the breast the new inocu- manners and actions of the hear, an anilation has proved peculiarly successful, for mal so nearly on his own level, that it is I have now had a very considerable num na degradation of the human creature to ber of private patients of this description, make this beat the subject of his jocula, in none of wiion was the inoculation at rity. But to recur to civilized life, is it MONTHLY MAG. No. 55.