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During the 1720s in England, inoculation was described as a kind of engrafting, and we might say that proponents like James Jurin, the secretary of the Royal Society, engrafted the procedure itself onto their customary modes of thinking and doing. In Jurin’s case the transplant was particularly awkward, in that inoculation had already broken through the limitations he imposed on it by the time he picked up his pen.
© 2021 Stewart Justman
Justman, Stewart, "Cases vs. Statistics: A Crux in the History of Medicine" (2021). Global Humanities and Religions Faculty Publications. 14.