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that immediate neighbourhood. His attendance in town, and his attention to the progress of the new discovery, have been the causes of two other physicians being now settled in the immediate vicinage of Berkeby; and, at present, Dr. Jenner participates with them in that professional practice, which he had formerly enjoyed, and but for the Jennerian discovery, he might have continued to enjoy alone. Again, it is to be observed that those applica tions on the subject of Vaccination, that require attention and investigation (whether of Great Britain or from any other part of the world) are more frequently addressed to Dr. Jenner, than to the Secretary of the Society; and these have been so numerous, that great part of Dr. Jenner's professional time has been engaged in this way, without any profit whatever. We also think ourselves authorized in stating, that while his general practise is greatly prejudiced by these circumstances, his average receipts for Vaccination have not amounted to £100. a year for some time past; and it is worthy of attention, that this has been occasioned by the unreserved manner in which he communicated the discovery; when (as appears from the evidence of Sir Walter Farquhar, Dr. Lettsom, Dr. Sims, Dr. Bradley, and other persons of


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the first eminence) he might have kept the secret entirely to himself, and have thereby accumulated an immense fortune.

Instead, however, of great pecuniary advantages, it appears to the Committee, that his diminution of professional income, from his disinterested conduct in respect of the discovery, cannot be stated at less than £600. a year; and that his other losses on account of the number of applications made to him, and in postage and attendance, the employment of assistants, and a variety of incidental expences must amount to £200. a year more. In the mean time, this discovery has preserved to the army and navy, the lives of many thousands of useful men: and has diffused its benefits through every part, not only of the United Kingdom, but also of its foreign dominions, in the East and West Indies. We have also had the honor and gratification of supplying this preventive against a loathsome and fatal disease, to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, and America; in all which countries its blessings have been received with gratitude, and its advantages diffused with public care and atten tion, and with the most beneficial effects.

4th July 1805.

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Statement of the Medical Reports of the London

House of Recovery, for the Year 1805 By Thomas Bateman, M.

No. 1, 25th January 1805. For some time past no pure typhus has fallen under our notice. All the seven patients, who have been admitted during the last two months,* have laboured under fevers arising from cold, accompanied with some inflammation of the


lungs, and without and without any evidence of their na

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ture being contagious; although they showed some of the symptoms which characterise typhus. The patient in whom the disease proved fatal, died on the second day after his admission, in consequence of the severity of the inflamation of the lungs, as was proved by dissection after death. All the courts and alleys,

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* Four patients had remained in the house. During this period nine were dismissed cured; one died, and one re mained in the house when this Report was made.

within the district of the Carey-street Dispensary, where typhus heretofore prevailed, remain entirely free from the disease.*

No. II. 22d February 1805.-Four patients were admitted since the last Report. They have had very mild fevers. Three of them were solitary instances, in which the origin could not be traced to contagion, nor did the disease extend beyond the individuals thus attacked. And in the fourth case, no suspicion of conta gion would have arisen from the symptoms, had not three children been attacked in a similar way, a little before the patient, who was removed to the house; the children had recovered. One application was made from a house in Golden-lane, Old-street, where several perbiye yan. 130

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sons had been attacked with fever, of whom onthe

two had died, and a third had been removed to St. Luke's, in a state of lunacy in conse

quence. On visiting the

place I found the last individual, who had been attacked, in a dying

state, with the

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worst symptoms of typhus. It

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was too late to save the patient's life; but the

These Reports are periodically made by the physician of the House of Recovery, and read at the meetings of the Committee of the Fever Institution.

room has since been fumigated and whitewashed at the expense of the Institution, in order to prevent the spreading of the disease among the future: tenants. This is the only instance of malignant typhus, which has come under my notice during the last three months. * No. III. 29th March 1805.-The applications have been more numerous since the last report, than during the same space for some months past, and the fevers have been more decidedly of a contagious nature. Four of the patients* were from one family, and four more from two other families in which other individuals had been previously affected, and two deaths had occurred. The patient who died in the house, was admitted on the twelfth day of the fever, with a number of virulent symptoms, which rapidly increased, and terminated fatally within 48 hours from her admission. Five apart

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ments have been fumigated and whitewashed.

No. IV. 26th April 1805.There is at present no patient in the house. +. The fever,

* Thirteen were admitted this month, in addition to one patient in the house. Of these five remained in the house at the time of this Report; eight had been dismissed cured, and one had died.


†Ten fever patients were dismissed cured in this Month.

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